RE: [ap-gto] 400GTO with DSV question


Jan 8, 2001

 


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#1734 Jan 8, 2001

Hi all,



Last night I was toying with my 400GTO hooked up to a Dell Latitude CPi. The

Dell is running Win98SE and DSV 2.0.18 (I think it's 2.0.18).



DSV always says the mount can not be found. _Yet_ if I go to DSV's emulation

mode, link to scope, and then turn _off_ emulation mode, the North, South,

East, West buttons of DSV _do_ cause the mount to operate as expected in

that the axis' move. But I'll be gall-durned if I can get the two (or any

thing else for that matter) to get a response from the mount. It's like the

mount listens but will not transmit. Well sort of...



I went into hyperterm and set it for TTY emulation on com1 at 9600,n,8,1. I

tried typing



:SG-08#enter>



or



:GG#enter>



and got nothing back (uh, yes I tried com2: but it's on com1 g>). It's

strange the mount responded to DSV's N,S,E,W buttons huh? I figured the

mount is listening so I tried :Mn#enter> in hyperterm to move it north but

nothing happened. Very weird.



And I have not tried lugging the mount up to my desktop inside. Guess I

should try that first. In the mean time, any ideas?



Clear skies

Jeff



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#1735 Jan 8, 2001

----- Original Message -----

From: "Jeffrey D. Gortatowsky" jgortatows@...>

snip>



A quick follow up... Assuming the com port is setup correctly, is there a

drop dead simple test I can do to make sure the mount is communicating? For

example on powerup of the mount, does it send anything out to the serial

ports?



Clear skies,

Jeff



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#1736 Jan 8, 2001

In a message dated 1/8/01 1:21:30 PM Central Standard Time,

jgortatows@... writes:



< For

example on powerup of the mount, does it send anything out to the serial

ports? >>



No, only if you ask it a question, does the mount send an answer. The

question can be any of the LX200 commands that results in a message from the

mount.



Roland Christen



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#1750 Jan 10, 2001

--- In ap-gto@egroups.com, "Jeffrey D. Gortatowsky" jgortatows@a...>

wrote: >

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: "Jeffrey D. Gortatowsky" jgortatows@a...>

> snip>

>

> A quick follow up... Assuming the com port is setup correctly, is

there a > drop dead simple test I can do to make sure the mount is

communicating? For > example on powerup of the mount, does it send anything out to the

serial > ports?

>

> Clear skies,

> Jeff



Actually, the mount will send the character "1" unsolicited either

once or twice from each comm port on power up. This is a good

diagnostic feature for making sure that the mount and computer

connection are alive.



Good Luck,

mike



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#1753 Jan 10, 2001

you have a bad cable. i know because i had the same problem



clear skies charlie



-----Original Message-----

From: Jeffrey D. Gortatowsky [mailto:jgortatows@...]

Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 2:04 PM

To: ap-gto@egroups.com

Subject: [ap-gto] 400GTO with DSV question





Hi all,



Last night I was toying with my 400GTO hooked up to a Dell Latitude CPi. The

Dell is running Win98SE and DSV 2.0.18 (I think it's 2.0.18).



DSV always says the mount can not be found. _Yet_ if I go to DSV's emulation

mode, link to scope, and then turn _off_ emulation mode, the North, South,

East, West buttons of DSV _do_ cause the mount to operate as expected in

that the axis' move. But I'll be gall-durned if I can get the two (or any

thing else for that matter) to get a response from the mount. It's like the

mount listens but will not transmit. Well sort of...



I went into hyperterm and set it for TTY emulation on com1 at 9600,n,8,1. I

tried typing



:SG-08#enter>



or



:GG#enter>



and got nothing back (uh, yes I tried com2: but it's on com1 g>). It's

strange the mount responded to DSV's N,S,E,W buttons huh? I figured the

mount is listening so I tried :Mn#enter> in hyperterm to move it north but

nothing happened. Very weird.



And I have not tried lugging the mount up to my desktop inside. Guess I

should try that first. In the mean time, any ideas?



Clear skies

Jeff



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