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Re: ROTOR INTERFACES--HEEELP



Hi Pete,

I am using two different boards with great success and ease of use for Nova, 
SatPC etc.

The first board is from EA4TX. Go to his website at:

http://www.ea4tx.com/

Comes assembled and needs a parallel port on your computer (printer port), 
which is also the biggest disadvantage especially for newer laptops. Is not 
too expensive and the service and support is outstanding. Needs external 
power supply.

The second board is the LVB tracker (see current discussions on the mailing 
list).

Can be ordered directly from AMSAT-UK and soon from AMSA NA (contact Gould 
Smith for available boards ect.), needs assembly and can be used with an USB 
or serial port. Excellent quality kit and dreat design. I use it mobile. 
Power is supplied from the rotor control box.

Hope this helps.

Stefan, VE4NSA


>From: Pete Norris <k1hzu1@yahoo.com>
>To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb]  ROTOR INTERFACES--HEEELP
>Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 18:03:40 -0700 (PDT)
>
>I am thoroughly confused! I am trying to find a rotor interface to go 
>between my G-5500 and Nova for Windows. I am also using Ham Radio Deluxe to 
>run my TS-2000X. The computer is running XP with 1.8 GHz processor. Simple 
>you say, it probably is if you know what your doing, I don't. I have 
>checked out those listed in Nova. I really don't want to spend $500.00 for 
>the GS-232A. LabJack's U12 needs the Nova's Piggyback which isn't available 
>anymore. Nova is suposedly going to update NfW so that LabJacks U3 with two 
>LJtick Relay Drivers will do the trick, but Nova has been saying for approx 
>four months, "about a week". My patience is wearing thin! Product support 
>at LabJack,(Toby) says that the U12 and the LJTicks would probably work but 
>would have to be hand wired and I know very little about digital, and could 
>be in more trouble than I am now. I have considered building one, but my 
>eyesight is not what it used to be and that is pretty small stuff. Some on 
>the list I simply
>  can't find, probably not looking in the right places. I have used Google 
>so much that I now get a popup that says "You again"! The other problem is 
>that I can't tell from the G-5500 manual what pins go to what.
>
>I would certainly appreciate it if someone could get me back on track--ing.
>
>73's, Pete, K1HZU
>
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