The setup between HRD and ARS-USB (if you use the ARSVCOM program) is as follows:

1.- Setting a Virtual port into ARSVCOM Software and choose the rotor emulation as Yaesu GS232A. In this example we’ll use COM5 Note: I suggest to use the Yaesu emulation since it’s the more popular.

2) Now run HRD Rotator

Choose the rotor or interface to be used:

  • Yaesu_GS_232A Az  if you own a ARS for Azizmuth or
  • Yaesu_GS_232A Az/El if you own a ARS for  Azimuth & Elevación.

Select the Port that you choose in the ARSVCOM –> Virtual Port and Emulation menu. In our example it was COM5 Select any speed, for instance 19200 and Refresh rate to 1 sec.

3.- Now press the Connect button. HRD Rotor should interface with the ARSVCOM via that COM5 and it will begin to receive/send rotor commands.

That’s all! Now you can do any tracking (manual or automatic).

Remember that you can not use the same COM port to create the virtual port and to communicate with the ARS-USB. The Virtual COM port must a free port and unassigned by the O.S.

You can also configure HRD Rotator directly with the ARS-USB Port without the ARSVCOM program since the ARS-USB device emulates and works as a Yaesu GS232A, so it supports the same command set.