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Reviews Summary for PstRotator
PstRotator Reviews: 39 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $21
Description: PstRotator - handles just about every controllable rotator in common use, provides automatic tracking for satelites and EME, and lots more
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KF5SA Rating: 5/5 Jan 23, 2015 17:00 Send this review to a friend
Excellent software  Time owned: more than 12 months
I installed an ERC in my Yaesu G-800SDR controller and purchased PstRotatorAZ. Codrut's software is a fantastic value and he is the most responsive software provider I have encountered. This is an incredible product. I use it with HRD as it is far superior to what HRD provides for rotator control.
K4FWJ Rating: 5/5 Jan 17, 2015 08:38 Send this review to a friend
Fantastic Software!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Had ancient HAM-IV control box, built and installed DF9GR's excellent "ERC" serial conversion PCB, found absolute best control software to be YO3DMU's "PstRotator", bar none. Was able to quickly and easily make the old HAM-IV remotely controllable over the Internet with PstRotator. Fantastic software value with GREAT support by Codrut, YO3DMU!
VE3YF Rating: 5/5 Oct 13, 2014 15:52 Send this review to a friend
The Best  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have been using this software for what must be about 5 years now. It keeps on getting better and better as Codrut does not take your money and run.

I think there must be an update to the program every week to further improve the program or implement a new feature.

One of the best programs out there.

73 De Mike
KZ1X Rating: 5/5 Oct 13, 2014 12:21 Send this review to a friend
off-the-chart great value  Time owned: more than 12 months
This program is so useful, it's like the Swiss Army Knife of desktop applications for any contester or DXer.

The latest upgrade, which subscribers get for free, includes the ability to make DX4WIN interface with external programs that listen on UDP ports.

This is a huge deal -- as DX4WIN is still in the top 3 of logging programs in use.

PstRotator's author is a ham's ham, a gentleman who is profoundly helpful and knowledgeable, he is a true credit to our hobby.

Note the November QST product review featuring this program. It has so many good features it's hard to know where to begin. Check it out and see for yourself, you will wonder how you did without it.
K3AJ Rating: 5/5 Aug 12, 2014 16:12 Send this review to a friend
You Need This Software - Best $20 You Will Ever Spend  Time owned: more than 12 months
It is no wonder that every other review without exception is a "5." I am adding my voice to the chorus. It is amazing how well thought out and flexible this software is. There are so many ways to point your rotator with this thing: enter the heading, click on the compass, or use a bunch of pre-sets you can establish, and some really cool options, like typing in the DXCC prefix or the grid square designator. This last one is absolutely invaluable when operating VHF. Once you start using this program, you would never want to go back to twiddling knobs and pushing switches on your rotator control box. It works with a mind boggling array of control and logging programs (I use it with both N1MM and DX Lab). It has many specialized features you can use if you need/want to such as programmable offset (say, if your antenna shifts on the mast due to the wind), 90 degree offset and on and on. When you use offset, the software still keeps track of where your stop is, so no danger of running the antenna into the stop - the software knows in advance which way to turn. You can program in your antenna beam width and see that graphically on the display. You can switch between LP and SP when pointing to a DXCC entity, call or grid square with a click on a button. I use mine with an Idiom Press Rotor-EZ modified Ham IV rotator. And as the late Billy Mays (a well known television sales huckster here in the US) would say if he was here - "But wait - there's more!" The program also includes SteppIR automation through another very well-designed window you can open and a simple three-wire null modem cable you can make yourself. It works flawlessly. I am so glad that I used this product to automate my SteppIR. And yes, you can even select the 180 and bi modes with a mouse click, and a software defined "dead band" on retuning the SteppIR is included. As others have said, the support that Codrut provides is amazing. Not being very computer competent, I needed help on two occasions since buying this software (despite the good troubleshooting resources available on line) and in both cases Codrut provided the solution promptly and cheerfully. He is a great guy. No charge for software updates or support. A no-brainer for a one time $20. Buy this software if you have an RS-232 capable rotator control - you need it.
LA8AW Rating: 5/5 Apr 24, 2014 14:42 Send this review to a friend
Excellent  Time owned: more than 12 months
Must be one of the best programs for the HAM community. Codrut - YO3DMU, the developer of this excellent program implement new request faster than we can upgrade the program !!!

Requests are implemented very fast, and the most important addition is the WX setup, which automatically turn your beam into the wind, or 90deg off. Your choice! You can select your own WX station or one in your neighborhood - as long as the wx station connect to the a weather-station on . I have tested it -and it works great !!! Well worth to buy the full version!!! A few dollars/euros can save you thousands....

GW0PPO Rating: 5/5 Feb 2, 2014 07:48 Send this review to a friend
Added PTT feature  Time owned: more than 12 months
I gave this application a rating of 5 (Great) because Codrut is a very attentive customer focused software engineer. I requested that a Foot switch control feature be added to his PSTRotator program and he delivered. Much better than having to use the cursor to enable PTT via HRD for my remote controlled FT-950. Now all I have to do in clamp my size 10 down on my Herga Foot Switch and I am on the air. Just right for contest operation. Codrut's rate of development of customer requested features is exemplary. This software is well worth the price. 73 Clive GW0PPO
GM6TVR Rating: 5/5 Dec 29, 2013 11:09 Send this review to a friend
Another first.....  Time owned: more than 12 months
Update on my previous post:
Had to do a factory reset on my desktop PC recently, all went pear shaped during renewal of my Kaspersky product, PC was unusable and it refused to do what was asked of it.
On getting back to basics, I found that my serial port which was fitted by PC World, and working prior to the reset, could not be recognized, carried out all the usual updates and driver searches without success.
Had tried various serial port to USB adaptors without success before having the serial port fitted.
So, an email off to Codrut this afternoon got an immediate response from him, I downloaded TeamViewer which gave Codrut access to my PC, but due to family visitors and dinner, it was two hours before I got back in the saddle.
When I did, I found that the PC had been shut down and restarted, and PST Rotator was in full control of my PST-71 rotator once again, and not only that, but via one of the USB inputs!!!
Have emailed Codrut, thanking him.
This type of input and service is difficult to find in this day and age, the man is a genius, thank a million Codrut
AB7R Rating: 5/5 Nov 18, 2013 13:11 Send this review to a friend
Best program for Rotor control  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I've found PSTRotatorAZ to be the most versitile rotor control program I've used. It has its own maps for Click 'n rotate, works well with myriad software packages for getting the call information to determine the correct AZ (tracking), uses its own current DX database and I think its compatible with just about every rotor available. There are many more features but I also think one of the best is the support. If you find yourself with a problem Codrut (author) is very very quick to respond with a solution. While not free, the registration fee is not very much compared to the value you receive in return. Very highly recommended.

M0KGV Rating: 5/5 Jun 21, 2013 08:11 Send this review to a friend
Great Software  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Very easy to use, operates flawlessly, would like to see a multi rotator version of this great software.
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