Ok, need some help with this for my setup. Currently the station is as follows:
Yaesu G5400b (-180/0/180 degree travel) with GS232 protocol. Gpredict and Hamlib installed and working as expected.
Problem: Hamlib (rotctl for sure, not sure of rotctld) seems to want azimuth in absolute degrees (N is 0 or 360, E is 90, S is 180, W is 270), but gpredict seems to be sending position of +/- 0 to 180 degrees. So if Gpredict is seeking West pointing antenna, it is showing “-90 degrees”, however using “-90” as a rotctl command gives an error.
So in practicing tracking a satellite this afternoon, I found that if Gpredict is following a satellite that crosses into the west, the rotator stops and then I have do various shenanigans (turning off tracking and moving azimuth back to a “good” position). Can anybody suggest what the Gpredict setup should be?