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#1 Bob Hess

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:00 AM

Help! I have cable components on the way to go USB to the RS232 port next to the HBX port on the control panel of my LX200 GPS. My Autostar II is running version 1.2b and I want to get it current. I have seen information, here, on Michael Weasner's ETX site, and other places and have no idea where to start. I've read stuff about putting things into an "ephemerides" folder and other stuff that I have no idea what they are talking about. Are there some step-by-step instructions out there for updating this firmware for a newbie? I see all sorts of patches also, so what is the best way to go about all this? I'm sure I can handle the cabling and opening the COM port, just need to know how this is done to get my firmware up to date. I would have hoped the manual or Meade website would have made it all clear, but a bit much to ask for I guess. I'm a project manager by day and procedures, and processes in my line of work are typically a good/helpful thing.

 

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Bob


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#2 Mark Sibole

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:13 AM

http://www.arksky.org/autostar.htm

http://www.weasner.c...uide-asu3x.html

and number 9 free trial version

http://www.stargps.ca/starpatch.htm

This info should help you out on the update


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#3 Bob Hess

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 01:43 PM

Mark,
Thanks a bunch. Just scanned over this information and it should do the trick.

Thanks again,
Bob
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