How can I start my minidisk from software

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How can I start my minidisk from software
« on: 12/02/2015 17:39:51 »
I record weather satellite pictures automatically on my minidisk recorder and with my new computer everything that is inputted to it is date stamped so when I wish to reproduce the pictures I have to reset the clock on my computer so that it thinks it is playing them at the correct time.
There is a program available (Wxtrack) that tracks the satellite and outputs a bleep at AOS and LOS that tells me when to start the play back from the recorder.
I would like to automate this is there any simple way I can get the computer to output a logic signal (thru the coms port ?) that would start recorder directly.
I am contemplating adding a tone detector to the recorder to generate this logic signal from the audio output of the computer but it would be more elegant if I could do directly.
« Last Edit: 12/02/2015 19:27:10 by syhprum »
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Re: How can I start my minidisk from software
« Reply #1 on: 14/03/2015 00:02:45 »
As I had no advice as to how it can be done directly I have gone down the tone burst route that only requires a small amount of hardware and works fine.
« Last Edit: 14/03/2015 19:30:53 by syhprum »
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