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  • lfoastro
    Hi Bob, I tried to be in touch with Dave (using its comsoft e-mail address) but without any success; do you know at which e-mail adress I could reach him ?
    Message 1 of 10 , May 12, 2012
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      Hi Bob,
      I tried to be in touch with Dave (using its comsoft e-mail address) but without any success; do you know at which e-mail adress I could reach him ?
      Thks for your help
      Laurent

      --- In ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com, "lfoastro" <fournet09@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Bob,
      > Thanks for your suggestion. I'm going to check PC-TCS configuration for checksumming and ask Dave . I'll keep you informed.
      > Laurent
      >
      >
      > --- In ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com, Bob Denny <rdenny@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi --
      > >
      > > It truly sounds like there is no comm between the driver and PC-TCS. It is not a problem with the ASCOM Platform, just in case you're thinking in that direction :-) At this point I can't do any troubleshooting... The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the ACL commands and responses are framed in Merlin Network Control Protocol (MNCP) packets . Yes it is a packet protocol on a serial connection. It s checksummed and has error recovery. Note that TheSky's MNCP/ACL implementation does not do checksumming nor does it do error recovery. Perhaps there is a setting in the PC-TCS that might affect this. Have you asked Dave Harvey for help? In any case, I am powerless to help you without being there and verifying that serial commands are working. I know you said it works with TheSky. I can't explain it, but concluding that the driver is that badly bugged and just doesn't work is probably not a productive direction to go on. Oh, also try the ACL Telescope driver.
      > >
      > > -- Bob
      > >
      > >
      > > On Apr 23, 2012, at 9:29, "lfoastro" <fournet09@> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Hi Bob,
      > > > After 4 minutes Maxim is not returning anything.
      > > > Under Windows tasks manager: pc-tcs status is shwon as "no response"
      > > > If I try to connect to pc-tcs through POTH then a poth small window
      > > > opens with the folowing messsage: An action can not be completed. Pctcs
      > > > driver doesnot answer. Choose "switch to" active component and correct
      > > > the problem.
      > > > I posted ascom logs files & diagnostics in the Files section under LFO
      > > > subdirectory:
      > > > http://tech.dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASCOM-Talk/files/LFO/
      > > > thanks
      > > > laurent
      > >
      >
    • Bob Denny
      Laurent -- Dave is not in a position to do PC-TCS support right now. We all need to wish him well. -- Bob
      Message 2 of 10 , May 13, 2012
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        Laurent --

        Dave is not in a position to do PC-TCS support right now. We all need to wish him well.

        -- Bob


        On May 12, 2012, at 4:24, "lfoastro" <fournet09@...> wrote:

        > Hi Bob,
        > I tried to be in touch with Dave (using its comsoft e-mail address) but without any success; do you know at which e-mail adress I could reach him ?
        > Thks for your help
        > Laurent
        >
        > --- In ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com, "lfoastro" <fournet09@...> wrote:
        >>
        >> Hi Bob,
        >> Thanks for your suggestion. I'm going to check PC-TCS configuration for checksumming and ask Dave . I'll keep you informed.
        >> Laurent
        >>
        >>
        >> --- In ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com, Bob Denny <rdenny@> wrote:
        >>>
        >>> Hi --
        >>>
        >>> It truly sounds like there is no comm between the driver and PC-TCS. It is not a problem with the ASCOM Platform, just in case you're thinking in that direction :-) At this point I can't do any troubleshooting... The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the ACL commands and responses are framed in Merlin Network Control Protocol (MNCP) packets . Yes it is a packet protocol on a serial connection. It s checksummed and has error recovery. Note that TheSky's MNCP/ACL implementation does not do checksumming nor does it do error recovery. Perhaps there is a setting in the PC-TCS that might affect this. Have you asked Dave Harvey for help? In any case, I am powerless to help you without being there and verifying that serial commands are working. I know you said it works with TheSky. I can't explain it, but concluding that the driver is that badly bugged and just doesn't work is probably not a productive direction to go on. Oh, also try the ACL Telescope driver.
        >>>
        >>> -- Bob
        >>>
        >>>
        >>> On Apr 23, 2012, at 9:29, "lfoastro" <fournet09@> wrote:
        >>>
        >>>> Hi Bob,
        >>>> After 4 minutes Maxim is not returning anything.
        >>>> Under Windows tasks manager: pc-tcs status is shwon as "no response"
        >>>> If I try to connect to pc-tcs through POTH then a poth small window
        >>>> opens with the folowing messsage: An action can not be completed. Pctcs
        >>>> driver doesnot answer. Choose "switch to" active component and correct
        >>>> the problem.
        >>>> I posted ascom logs files & diagnostics in the Files section under LFO
        >>>> subdirectory:
        >>>> http://tech.dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASCOM-Talk/files/LFO/
        >>>> thanks
        >>>> laurent
        >>>
        >>
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