Todd Gross <toddg@...>

Hi Howard and everyone!!

Well, I did some checking, and this "extention" cable does appear to be the
right animal. Christine
suggested that perhaps my computer wasn't allowing the serial port to be
active or something, as it was expecting a mouse, and suggested I order a
serial port on an PCMIA card, which I did. At least that way, I'll know
which serial port is which when I plug it in. I'm supposed to receive that
in the mail tomorrow or Friday.

I find it very curious though, that they went with female DB9 connectors
that require a male input, because in checking .. even with CABLES TO GO..
that means one HAS TO unscrew the lugs?

Has anyone else tried this w/o having to unscrew the lugs?

Just an update of where I stand

1. I did everything right, but can't get the scope to slew via the software
even though it states

At 08:56 AM 6/16/99 -0400, howard lazarus wrote:
Hi Todd;
Once had the same problem. First of all are you presetting your scope, that
is, are you polar or two star aligning prior to utilizing the program????
Two, I too had to remove the side studs from the connector. Three, are you
plug in( all connections made) and program on when you are setting up. If you
use the keypad to align, the program, should be on and then just hit link
totelescope.I use the keypad for aligning and never rely on the program for
So program must be on...set using keupad ..then hit link to telescope and go
to any program on the program. I always go to a star to check centering of
Your pins are not reversed, I believe this is a bug in the program that we
must brought to Charles for correction.I hope I was of some little help, but
the same thing also happened to me..
Very best
Howard L

Todd Gross wrote:

Okay, I ran into a problem..

I have no problem with the mike (if I speak up) or the running of Digital
Sky Voice, but once hooked up to the scope, nothing happened. (scope did
not move, program functioned as if it had) I suspect the cable. I tried
both COM1 and COM2 settings in HARDWARE PREFERENCES.

The cable I used as serial, but was called "Mouse extention cable" Is it
possible the pins were reversed
(as a further illustration, I had to unscrew the little bolts (studs?) on
either side of the mail connector, because it was expecting to be "screwed
into".. which is why I'm suspecting that that may have been the culprit..
but I had thought it would work, so I am confused)


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