I’ve just joined the forum, hopefully I’m following posting protocol, let me know if not.
I’ve been using SGPro for a few months now, and think it’s absolutely stunning. I had an issue with my mount, which involved the two boards being replaced, but it seems to be working now, tracking properly etc etc.
Unfortunately, I now seem to get occasional serial drop-outs. Sometimes it runs for hours OK, sometimes it will drop out after an hour or so. I sort of imagine that this happens more often when I’m busy doing other things on the laptop (resources?), but I might be imagining this.
The symptom is that the orange connected box (with the chain, two boxes to the right of the “Telescope-EQMOD ASCOM HEQ5/6”) box goes grey, and the EQMOD window closes.
If I click to re-connect, it does so, tracking is off in the EQMOD window, but if I turn it back on, the mount seems to have actually maintained position.
I started a comms log in EQMOD, and these were the last communications I got for one disconnect:-
17:53:08.674 TX :s1
17:53:08.690 RX =1C0501
17:53:08.690 TX :s2
17:53:08.706 RX =1C0501
17:53:08.706 TX :V200
17:53:08.722 RX =
17:53:08.722 TX :q1010000
17:53:08.737 RX !0
17:53:08.737 TX :O10
17:53:08.753 RX !0
It seems that data is no longer being received. I am not sure which end is doing the transmitting and which is receiving.
Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this, how I might be able to track it down, or are there any settings that could be changed (timeout etc)?
All help gratefully received.