Ham satellite tracking with sony ptz camera
i've got few Sony ipela PTZ cameras on my hands, and just for fun started to think what to do with them.
Cameras are controllable via http(s) with sony proprietary cgi commands --link to documents --
Ham Radio Deluxe’s Satellite Tracking / orbitron (probably many more) tracking software can calculate your position to satellite and offer that data via DDE (sigh!)
Conclusion! lest track satellites with camera ptz, build some antennas and listen satellites with sdr-rtl!
Sony ipella <exact model here>
home made 70CM yagi antenna (and proto version)
Script to get data via DDE and control camera PTZ
<some words about scipt>
some head scratching + DDECmd + bunch of powershell code
home made 70CM/2M yagi antenna(s) <pictures, more info>
First PROTO version
Little bit more mature version