[amsat-bb] Question wrt Arduino and Satellite tracking

Norm n3ykf normanlizeth at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 20:49:16 UTC 2016

What motors and sensors do you have? Either the hardware supports the
software or vice versa.

K3NG's rotator code, a Mega2560, positioning sensors and either PST
rotator OR satpc32 will work to drive the arduino (to control motors
and sensors).

HRD's satellite tracking never worked for me. YMMV.

Prefer the GS-232B protocol as it seems to the best (most widely) supported.

Have built several. Mostly testing various mechanical parts. Current
portable tripod for stateside is a resurrected G-5400 (for motors and
sensors.) The K3NG code/arduino combination will handily replace the
LVB tracker for about $30.

This is a very deep hole to explore. Still learning every day.

Norm n3ykf

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 3:52 PM, Albert van Deursen <avdeur at home.nl> wrote:
> Hi, Just a quick question on Arduino and Satellite tracking. Was looking for
> an easy setup to demonstrate Amateur Satellite tracking using HRD
> (EasycommII for driving the rotator) ) via an Arduino Board for our HAM Club
> I came across an interesting program written by K9VUG
> (https://sites.google.com/site/k6vugdiary/home/satellite-tracking-system)
> and demonstrated on YouTube  https://youtu.be/00SW1ExS2es. Unable to contact
> the author or other kind of feedback from the net  I was wondering if any of
> you out there  ever tried this setup. Any advice would be welcomed. 73
> Albert PD0OXW
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