[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 Interface to Yaesu G 5400B

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Sat Sep 13 15:53:13 PDT 2008

In SatPC32, you select the rotor interface that you are using with the 
5400B, not the 5400B itself.   I use the FODTrack interface with an older 
laptop with a parallel port for portable operation, and a desktop PC at 

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ralph Milnes" <ralphmilnes at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 4:32 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] SatPC32 Interface to Yaesu G 5400B

> Hi,
> Re: SatPC32 Interface to Yaesu G 5400B
> New to the group... I tried to access the archives but there isn't an easy
> way to search them, so forgive me if this question has come up and been
> answered before.
> I'm helping a friend migrate to a new USB-only XP computer where he wants 
> to
> run SatPC32 and interface it to a Yaesu 847 radio and a Yaesu G 5400B 
> Az/El
> rotor.
> Our first problem is coming up with USB-to-serial converters that will 
> work
> with the serial feeds to the radio and rotor. I tried one brand of 
> converter
> and that didn't work. I know such converters are finicky, so I'll try
> another brand and hope that works. If I'm successful, that should solve 
> the
> CAT control of the radio via SatPC32.
> But I'm not sure how to interface to the rotor. SatPC32 does not have a
> rotor control choice for the G 5400B. Has anyone solved this problem?
> Comments and suggestions welcome.
> 73
> Ralph KC2RLM

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