[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu FT-100D and Satellites
Wed Aug 16 18:28:07 PDT 2006
At 02:12 PM 8/16/2006 -0400, Luciano G\. Nachif wrote:
>I would like to get in contact with those who have been working the easy
>sats with a FT-100D.
>I sold my Icom IC-W32A and from now on will use the above mentioned gear
>to work whatever I can.
>I heard about a software that would make things easier if a satellite
>radio isn't available.
>I thank you in advance.
I have used a laptop running InstantTrack and InstantTune
to control an FT-100 in my car to operate satellite mobile.
This worked pretty well on SSB and FM LEO satellites
using just the matching ATAS-100 antenna.
InstantTrack is available for a modest price from AMSAT at:
InstantTune is available for free from AMSAT's software archive at:
I am also working on a driver for the IC-706MK2G that
would work in a similar fashion to make it easy to
operate on the LEO satellites with just the one radio
but it is not quite finished yet.
73 and best satellite DX,
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