Can I use LX200 Classic Hand Controller Emulator with SGPro?

Hello! It looks like my 20-year-old LX200 classic hand controller has died. Before I send it out for repair (or purchase a new one or even upgrade to #497), I thought I would see if I can run SGPro with a hand controller emulator.
I run the scope unattended in the back yard. If the scope just needs a hand shake with the hand controller before SGPro takes over (using POTH), an emulator may be all that I need. Thank you and best regards. Mike