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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

Cheap Bluetooth Wireless Mount Control

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

Excellent! I wonder what other mounts this could work for! One less cable would be great. I currently do not use a laptop/PC to control my mount just the HC. I do a mix of visual and photographic and naturally when shooting the collection of cables is a times troublesome.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:36 AM

I have been researching bluetooth adaptors and came across Fred's excellent article.

It seems quite common with other adaptors that you need a null modem connection, which may explain why it was necessary to swap the Tx/Rx lines.

Anyway, I'm off to eBay to buy one of these units for my LX200.

Ian.






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