I'm running Gpredict for windows 2.2.1, along with hamlib for windows w64-3.2. After finding this setup to work beautifully under debian and ubuntu, I'm trying to run it on a windows machine due to the availability of better SDR software (I'm really liking SDRuno, paired with a new RSP1a).
I'm glad to see there is windows support for both packages, however trying to run the antenna control on both windows 7 and windows 10 machines seems to result in a hang.
The gpredict console displays the following:
Starting rotctld client thread
The verbose logging on rotctld displays the following when launching:
Opened rot model 1, 'Dummy'
The rotator does not move when the antenna control is engaged, gpredict will hang when trying to disengage the control. When I kill the gpredict process with task manager, the rotator (a Celestron goto telescope mount) will orient to a random position (the 'dummy' above is for testing, it results in the same problem).
The rotator moves as expected with the
rotctl program with manual input.
Any help on this would be appreciated! I love the gpredict + hamlib setup, unfortunately windows is making things more difficult than it needs to be (again).