NOW USB &
RS232 are Standard. Both Included.
The ST1 kit/project was designed as an
affordable alternative for radio amateurs and schools, to generate
interest in satellite communications, and bring space technology
into the classroom.
It provides hardware & firmware to
interface satellite tracking software with Yaesu rotators, for
automatic antenna azimuth and elevation control.
This kit/project greatly simplifies ham radio
contact with astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS),
through a program called Amateur Radio in the International Space
Station (ARISS). (Detailed ARISS contact and other relevant
information about ARISS can be found at: http://www.arrl.org/ARISS/
Satellite communication is generally viewed as
an expensive endeavor by most hams. Those who buy expensive
equipment to show-off their capability further dilute the charm of
satellite operation. With some home brewing efforts, excellent
results can be achieved at very low cost.
Project PCB was designed on a
PTH PCB measuring 6 x 10cm. Interface
supports both, G5400 & G5500 rotators. PIC firmware is provided by Mark
The Satellite Antenna Tracking
Interface is targeted to interface Yaesu rotators to your PC running
either a NOVA for
Windows or SatPC
Present ST1 Full kits are
supplied with FTDI-232 pre-soldered on PCB and a metal case