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Author Topic: Rotor Interface ????'s  (Read 1036 times)
RHETTDUKE
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« on: July 11, 2007, 02:01:13 PM »

I have been putting together a station to get into Satellite work....been reading and researching till my head hurts....
 I have an old CDE azimuth rotor that has a 4 wire hook up....I have a Kenpro Elevation rotor with 8 wire hook up.....
The more I read about "interfaces" the more confused I get....what works with what...etc....The EA4tx claims to work with most anything but it leads me to believe it uses a PCI card...I'm wanting something that will hook uo Serial or possibly USB.....any suggestions on a interface that you consider a good value Huh??
I'll be running Satscape and an IC-910h rig

Thanks

KI4OVO
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W7AIT
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 03:44:31 PM »

Read the Jan Feb 2007 AMSAT journal on my "Hot Rod Arrow".  It uses a cheap Radio Shack rotor, only needs one rotor -  azimuth and it works!  No fancy rotor interface.  I use SATPC32 and manually move the rotor every few minutes with its remote.  Doppler adjusted by SATPC32 and elevation fixed at 20 degrees, works 90% of LEO's passes AO51, SO50, AO7, VO52.
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RHETTDUKE
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007, 05:18:39 PM »

Thank You W7AIT....I cant seem to find the article online...do you happen to have a link ?
I went ahead and joined AMSAT and ordered the SatPC32 software.
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W7AIT
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007, 06:42:07 PM »

http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/index.php

They don't publish the journal on line to my knowledge.  Send for a hardcopy.
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W7AIT
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2007, 06:56:33 PM »

rhettduke - send me your email address and I can send the article.  You have no email listed.
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RHETTDUKE
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2007, 07:38:43 PM »

email is rhettduke@gmail.com

callsign is

KI4OVO

many thanks !!!!!!!!!
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EI6IL
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2007, 04:59:22 PM »

Hi,
I am up and running Sats with my FT-736, Satscape software, the ARS interface from EA4TX which works flawlessly with my G-5500 AZ/EL rotator.
The ARS connects to the LPT port which is mostly redundant nowadays.
Also EA4TX has excellent aftersale support if required. His manual is also very clear and to the point.

Best 73's and good luck with the sats.......
Regards,
Don EI6IL
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KD2E
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2007, 04:07:03 PM »

W7AIT...could you possibly email me that article as well?
My email is kd2e@comcast.net

....Dave
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