Portable Satellite Tracker
Kevin KM6WUM joins to talk about building a portable satellite tracker.
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I don't see any show notes posted. I would love to see details on his satellite tracker
Hi Chris, Check out Kevin's web page at funwithrf.com
Thanks... I just started listening to the episode in the truck today and thought I'd look up the details before I finished. Sorry if you mentioned his site later in the show. I'm finishing up today.
Gpredict is a satellite tracking program that runs on Linux and Windows. It uses the Hamlib library to interface to radios and rotators. Hamlib modules are small C programs that are easy to write so you can easily support new gear. I wrote one to support iOptron alt-az telescope mounts for satellite tracking, which, since I had the mount, was the low cost way to implement tracking.
I made a 3D printed rotator. Uses an ESP 32, sensors and stepper motor drivers. Grpedict talks directly to it over wi-fi (the rotator pretends to be an instance of the Hamlib rotator software). In the process of using a 3rd party API and writing firmware so I can select a satellite from a list and have it track that (gets the position over the internet from their API).
iss detector is the app you use correct?
Yes! I recommend upgrading to the pro version.
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