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Re: Equipment and ITUNE



How close is the Orbit rotator to the Alliance U-110?
Norm's Rotor Service has new-in-box U-110 units.
73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- Anthony Monteiro <aa2tx@comcast.net> wrote:

> At 03:41 AM 10/20/2007, john heath wrote:
> >Hi Tony and the list
> >
> >I also use the excellent InstanTrack software.
> >Runs fine on an ancient laptop discarded by my
> employer.
> >
> >Didn't know about the option to use the
> parallel"printer" port on old PC's.
> >
> >Is that the way to do rotator control and Doppler
> at the same time.
> >
> >Serial port to the CAT port on the radio - doing
> this already
> >Parallel port to the rotator control box - would
> like to do this
> >
> >What would the command line look like in the .cfg
> file
> 
> Hi John,
> 
> Yes, you can do doppler and rotor control at the
> same time on
> a typical old laptop by using the serial port for
> CAT and the
> LPT port for rotor control.
> 
> InstantTrack can work with any software that
> supports the
> Kansas City Tracker interface. You can download the
> parallel
> port driver software for FODTRACK and the WB5IPM
> Controller
> from the AMSAT Software archive for free at:
> 
>
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/softwareArchive.php#pc-rot
> 
> There are probably a few other as well.
> 
> My own favorite is the iRotor driver for the Orbit
> 360 rotors
> but of course I may be a bit biased! The software
> and article about
> building the interface can be downloaded from here:
> 
>
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/downloads/iROTOR1.zip
> 
> Sadly, Orbit360s have become harder to find these
> days but
> perhaps there are other cheap TV antenna rotators
> that could be used.
> 
> 73,
> Tony AA2TX
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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