az eq6 can talk with eqmod
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:38 PM
orange245 (on this board) tested if eqmod could run the mount via the (included) serial cable that goes to hand control and indeed it does.
Also wireless gamepad worked as a charm.
You first have to set handcontrol to "pc direct" mode of course.
I thought this might be of interest.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:56 PM
I really have to check out this EQMOD thing. I received my SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6, and I have been testing it with the SkyFi unit I had on my other multi-mount at DSRSG and my iPhone/iPAD. It may be hard to give up using the SkyFi.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:34 PM
Great news! Did you need any special adapter or did you use the serial cable that connects to the hand controller? (The one that came with the mount) also what did you pick under ascom...eq6? Thanks
Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:46 PM
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:22 PM
I had no issues with the USB to serial converter. Just go to control panel, system, devices and choose com ports. This will tell you what port the adapter is using. Choose pc direct mode on the hand controller before starting Eqmod, and choose the port the adapter is using and your set to go.
I don't have a "com Ports" option in "system devices". I am using Windows 7. I had to change the com port setting in the EQMOD setup until I found the right one!
Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:05 AM
For example your com port that you want to use have number 23 and just dubble click on that port and then to the tab portsettings, and click on advanced. Change the portnumber to that one that you want to use, if it is a conflict with any other port just leave your usb cable connected to the computer and then restart. That should solve the problem if you have any in the future.