RE: Telescope Control Software for Satellite

From: Walter Ridgewell (
Date: Fri Mar 21 2008 - 23:38:14 UTC

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    Hi Derek, 
    I use a PC tablet (no serial ports...) with a Meade ETX70 and have a Keyspan
    USB to RS-232 (Model USA-19HS) converter that works like a charm. The
    'network' plug on the telescope as I recall is TTL level not standard
    RS-232. The Meade supplied cable I have is not a straight thru, it has
    circuit box between the phone jack and the DB-9 serial port connector.
    Walter Ridgewell - VE6CQL
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Derek C Breit []
    > Sent: March 21, 2008 2:54 PM
    > To:
    > Subject: RE: Telescope Control Software for Satellite
    > That worked perfectly.. Thanks..
    > It has just dawned on me that I have never used this laptop to control
    > my
    > LX200 and that it does not have a serial port..
    > Maybe the empty Network "phone jack" will work directly with the RS-232
    > port???
    > Or something that slides into the laptop card slot??
    > Seems I have just found my next project.. Like I did not have enough of
    > those!
    > Derek
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