I have the G-5400, previous model, and connected a tracker interface directly into the 8 pin DIN on the back of the control unit. The tracker interface connects to your computer. All the interface does is a level conversion from RS232 to TTL. The tracker interface I use came from Germany. SATPC32 works perfectly with this setup.
No additional parts or modification of the control unit was necessary.
On 11/26/17 10:02 PM, Bernie and Cheryl wrote:
I am looking into getting a satellite tracker box to connect my computer to my G-5500 rotor so I don't have to manually track satellites any more. I get the impression that I would hook the tracker box into the back of the rotor control box (where the 8 pin DIN female connector is). However, the manual for the 5500 states as follows: "If the optional GS-232 Computer Control Interfaces Unit is installed, the RS-232C cable from the computer routes through this grommet ..."
This implies that I need to buy something else from Yaesu and install it in the control box in order to utilize a tracker box. But, I've never heard of anyone doing that. So, has someone out there hooked up a 5500, and did you have to buy an optional unit for the Yaesu rotor control box?
Thanks for your help. 73 de Bernie, KF0QS
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