I'm using HRD 6.0 SAT Tracker/HRD Rotator as well as SATPC32, predominately HRD SAT Tracker. In fact, I was using SAT Tracker when you and I QSO'd 5/20 on SO-50 .
I use them in conjunction with my Flex 5000A / EA4TX rotator controller/ G5500 rotator.
I am only using SAT Tracker and SATPC32 for TX/RX Doppler control as neither product has adequate support for other Flex 5000 Rig control functions IMHO .
I have written software which intercepts CAT commands coming from either program and I only pass on doppler tuning info through to the Rig. The same software allows me to do other required Rig control functions: -TX -TX/RX calibration for transponder satellites -RIT -Transmit power adjust -Satellite specific controls-TX/RX mode, tones, reset SO-50 timer, etc. I also have provided support for my TS-2000 and IC-9100 in the software. My preference for SAT Tracker is primarily because I like the user interface better.
Some caveats on using HRD 6.0 SAT Tracker/HRD Rotator natively with any supported rig: HRD Rotator does not play nicely with Rotators with a south stop (Yaesu-5400), you can make it work, but software azimuth readout is 180 deg off HRD SAT Tracker does not support transponders of the "Non-inverting type" (like AO-7 mode A)
-----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Les Rayburn Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:26 AM To: AMSAT Mailing List Subject: [amsat-bb] HRD 6.0 and Satellite Tracker
New to the birds, and using SATPC32 to control my Icom IC-910H. Also use Nova to help me better visualize the path that satellites will take. Rotor is still controlled manually, though I may move to change that once the family budget will allow.
Haven't noticed much traffic or discussion on the air with anyone using Ham Radio Deluxe's "Satellite Tracker" software. I'm wondering if other operators have used the software, and what your impressions were.
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Les Rayburn, N1LF 121 Mayfair Park Maylene, AL 35114 EM63nf
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