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    Default Yaesu g-550 and 405 users

    I wanted to know if these 2 rotors could be combined and used as AL-EL system with the LVB Tracker or other interface. I am not familiar with connectors on the systems so maybe owners and users of these could weigh in and supply information.

    Terry kc8ctc

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    You can't combine controllers. But you can interface different types to the computer. Here is an example of an interface that can easily be put together, regardless of whether the rotor controller has a dedicated interface jack. This is from a post I made last month to similar question.


    http://www.nlsa.com/labjack/labjack_piggyback.html

    A good place for information on rotor controllers/interfaces is the satellite tracking programs listed on the www.amsat.org website. Look in the documentation for each controller

    The NOVA program has information on a very simple solution that uses a commercial multipurpose USB interface box, you then build a small board with the TTL components which can connect directly to Icom control port. Once you look at the circuit it is simple to modify it for other brands of rotors with or without control ports. **Note, the Labjack U12 has both USB & Serial DB25 interfaces.
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    http://labjack.com/u12
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    The Piggyback could easily be made up on perfboard. The IC chip costs about 65 Cents. I have one of these!
    "RF gotta go somewhere!"

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    The Las Vegas Boulevard (LVB) Tracker
    http://www.g6lvb.com/Articles/LVBTracker/

    OPERATING MANUAL: YAESU G-450A
    Select FILES Tab
    http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd...&DivisionID=65

    OPERATING MANUAL: YAESU G-550A
    Select FILES Tab
    http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd...5&isArchived=0
    Last edited by W9GB; 05-05-2012 at 02:39 PM.
    Nullius in verba

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    Yes they can be used together using the Easy Rotor Controller http://easy-rotor-control.com/

    Dave-KB1PVH

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