[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu G-5400B computer control

Sebastian w4as at bellsouth.net
Fri Sep 12 13:59:12 PDT 2008

That appears to be the consensus.  Now is that GS-232 compatible?  Or  
does it only work with certain programs?  Perhaps those questions are  
already answered in your review, I'll look for it.   I use HRD, and am  
trying out SATPC32.

Thanks for everyone's suggestions.  Now if only I could find a really  
accurate way of initially pointing my antennas, but that's another  
matter.  Sometimes the program will tell me to point it at say 310  
degrees, but I might find I have a better signal at 300, or perhaps 320.

73 de W4AS

On Sep 12, 2008, at 1:21 PM, Ronald G. Parsons wrote:

> An inexpensive solution is the FD ST1 kit. See my mini-review here  
> in the archives and also
> http://www.foxdelta.com/products/st1.htm
> It uses the EasyComm interface.
> Ron W5RKN
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> Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 20:03:53 -0400
> From: Sebastian <w4as at bellsouth.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Yaesu G-5400B computer control
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> What do I need to connect my G-5400B to my computer in order to
> automate satellite antenna tracking?
> I'm current using Ham Radio Deluxe.  I've heard of the LVB tracker,
> and the GS-232 but I wonder if there is a cheaper or easier solution,
> being that the software program now does a lot of the functions (or so
> I believe it does).
> 73 de W4AS
> Sebastian
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