As of Jan 1, 2017, all 12PRSAT Dual Axis Rotor Systems shipped new or returned for Factory Updating will be shipped with firmware that supports a Boot-loader that supports field upgrading with update firmware. Firmware version 1.2D and beyond support the new Boot-Loader function. The file is stored in a compressed .zip file format. To use, download the file and decompress the file. Below are the current Firmware releases for download:
FIRMWARE 1.7 Series
This firmware adds support for a calibration feature of the Voltage Monitor. Includes improved motor start timing and min/max voltage sensing.
AzElContol-1_7B.hex – Hand Controller firmware for standard operation with applications like SatPC32 and PSTRotator
AzElControl-1_7C.hex – Hand Controller firmware with the minor change in the communications to support Ham Radio Deluxe
AzElControl-1_7F.hex – Hand Controller firmware with the minor change in the communications to support hamlib.
Command line: rotctl -m 603 -r /dev/ttyUSB0 -C timeout=500 -C min_az=0 -C max_az=359 -C min_el=0 -C max_el=180 -C post_write_delay=950
AzElMotor-1_7C.hex – Motor Controller firmware that is compatible with all 1.7x series Controller firmware revisions. Update to 1.7B to back out a change that was causing tracking errors.
Firmware Update Manual for the 12PRSAT Dual Axis Rotor System