Bob, I also am not too digi type but I am just getting my setup started and have read into it a little. My g5500 is on order so I started to order the bits to control it. A couple of years ago I was excited to learn about the Labjack and the Piggyback by NLSA to work with nova. Unfortunatly they stopped selling piggyback kits. So i read that they can use the same type of circuit on a Labjack u3 which is the usb version and about $100. I like the usb version becuase it gets powered right thru the connector and is easy to unplug and replug when needed. I just bought the darlington transistor 7 gang chip that is used to drive the outputs and send commands to the g5500. We'll have to see how this works. I also have one of those usb rigblaster plug and plays that has a c-iv converter in it to try out auto tracking of the freq on my 910. Maybe someone smarter than I can figure out how to do c-iv on one of the many ports of the labjack u3. I also found this page http://aa5fr.com/elcheapoazel.htm . Good luck.
Hello What is the simplest auto track software/hardware combination for auto tracking a G5400? I am a non "digi" type and am looking for simple plug and play. I can use IT or SatPac32. Tracking these LOE's when using S band is difficult. -- 73 Bob W7LRD AMSAT member 28498 Seattle _______________________________________________ Sent via [email protected]. Opinions expressed are those of the author. Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program! Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb