We did the Ground Station August Update, but still we have several issues with the Antenna Tracking. When we launch the Antenna Tracker software we could able to see the change in the elevation angle ,pan and tilt but we feel its not feeding to the antenna. We tried both the "North Facing and Getlocal (Arduino)" with RFD and Iridium turned on. We were able to see the changes in the graph ( altitude, elevation,central bearing etc).
The steps we followed after the Update are :
1. Installed all updates. 2. Servo zeroing. 3. Servo mapping. 4.ROM Clear for Arduino 5. Feeding the program to Arduino 6.Launched Track launcher 7. Re calibrated the IMU 8. Copied the IME from iridium to track launcher 9. Checked RFD and IRIDIUM in the track launcher ( We received Incoming GSP data a Ground Station data) 10. And finally clicked the track launcher.
After this we could see the altitude, elevation and central bearing graph changing. We could also see in the the Command Prompt it was receiving longitude, latitude and elevation angle was changing when we moved the iridium payload, but our antenna was just facing in the zero position. (the tilt servo moved after sometime around 15 degree)
Can someone help us with this issue. Is there anyone who's getting the Tracking System 100% working?
We had a similar issue and found that when we do three tweaks simultaneously our tracking is functional.
Click "update settings" after you check the iridium and RFD options in the AutoTrack menu, and then again after clicking "point at most recent balloon location."
We also had issues with the RFD- when we enabled it under AutoTrack the dish was not pointing in the right direction and it was only moving very small amounts (~10- 15 degrees). When we tracked using only the iridium, the issue was resolved.
A final option involves completely disabling the IMU and arduino (it sounds like you have already tried this). If you choose this option, you must manually enter your lat/long and altitude.
We are not sure if only one of these items is the culprit or if the combination of these 3 steps is key, but hopefully one or all of these changes will help.