[amsat-bb] Re: SO50

M0ZLB m0zlb at btinternet.com
Tue Sep 19 14:50:59 PDT 2006

Thanks Wayne and everyone else that replied!

It does seem that SO-50 is virtually unused over this side of the pond and I
was wondering whether it was because a) someone was waiting for a Control
Operator to switch it on or b) the more knowledgeable sat operators couldn't
be bothered to fumble around switching it on!

On the basis of recent pass activity (or lack of it), I am going for the
latter option!

I did take a look this afternoon at SatPC32 and rapidly decided that it
would be quicker to fumble about with buttons than attempt to work that baby
out without the relevant College degree :)

I will try SO-50 again in the next few passes and if I can switch it on,
maybe there will be someone to talk to!



-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Wayne Estes
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:23 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: SO50

David M0ZLB/KG4ZLB wrote:

Bit of a "performance" reconfiguring for the switch on tone and then
switching back for the shortish pass! Guess that's why it seems unused 
over here, no-one can be bothered!

Wayne replies:

Switching between the two tones can be done with a single mouse click if 
you control your radio with SatPC32 (version 12.3 or newer).

Yes, it can be a nuisance if you have to push a bunch of buttons on your 
radio to switch tones.  But the transponder stays active for 10 minutes, 
plenty of time to fumble with buttons AND make a few contacts.

Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik
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