Last updated: 11 November 2005
Subject:	Patch kit for 40Ef
Sent:	Thursday, November 10, 2005 08:27:29
From:	richard seymour (
Here's my patch kit '' for v40Ef firmware for the 497 Autostar.

I am including a separate copy (patch40f4) which has the 4504 Model activated.
(the main kit can do that, too, but you have to change one line
of the patch40ff.txt file to do it, as described in the ReadMe).

This is the full patch kit, with:
(a)  Display and Editing of Drive Training Values
(b)  Optional Automatic Satellite Track starting at down-count=zero
(c)  *Optional CordWrap control for all scopes
(d)  Optional LPI Autoguiding of Alt/Az mounted scopes (enabled)
(e)  Version number change from 40Ef  to 40ff (so Initialization shows 40f)
(f)  *Optional (but disabled) SkipDate patch (see ReadMe)
(g)  Adds "peek" and "poke" functions for use with Andrew Johansen's PEC editors.
(h)  Adds the Meade 4504 and 114EQ-DH4 to the Known Telescope Models list.
      (Removes the DS-70 model (to provide space for the above)*.
(i)  *Provides PEC Timing data for customized final drive gearing.
(j)  *Fool DSI to Autoguide an Alt/Az mounted scope.
(k)  Ability to avoid the  "0 for Tour" prompt
(l)  Ability to avoid the  "0 for Align" prompt
(m)  *Ability to save and recover Custom Tracking Rate across power cycles.

Features with the asterisk (*) are NOT enabled by default.
You can enable them by editing lines like:
in the patch40ff.txt (or patch40f4.txt) file.
Read the ReadMe file for more details, instructions and guides.

have fun

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