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Cannot load guided tours into handbox

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#1 Beagle1



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Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:22 PM

Was attempting to add some additional tours to the handbox and ran into some difficulties.  After loading the tour information from ASU it would be scrambled and not functional in the handbox.  Went back and forth several times and even reloaded the backup copy of the handbox to no avail.  Otherwise no issue with the HB controlling the scope

Created some user objects in the ASU and they loaded but then noticed that the format was incorrect  ie RA 00:22:37 instead of 22:37:25.  Changed entry in ASU to 00:22:37 to result in 22:37:00 in the handbox.  Can get the user objects to work properly by doing this.

Believe the communication between the HB and PC are OK.  Able to slew using the Autostar suite and the hand control panel in the suite controls the scope and menus without any problems.  Able to slew/goto the scope with other software packages.  Am using a USB to serial cable with Prolific driver in XP SP3.

Expect the solution here to be quite simple but I cannot figure it out.  Had used the tour function a few times when just out of the box. Recently purchased the ETX 125 new in September and believe all software/firmware to be up to date.  Model 497EP  Handbox: 5CE1

Appreciate any advice

Barrie, Canada

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