[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 with two Icom radio's...Help!!
Michael A. Tondee
mat_62 at netcommander.com
Thu Feb 14 19:23:12 PST 2008
I actually investigated that when I was shopping for used radios because I
didn't know what brand I was going to ultimately get. Problem is, it would
take two comports and I'd have to build a second rig/PC interface as well.
The Icom's are supposed to avoid having to do that. I have made some
progress tonight though, I actually had the 706 tracing the 10 meter
downlink of AO-7 while the 820 was tracing the 2 meter uplink. The doppler
tracking frequency changes just seemed much slower than I remember with my
TS-2000. Could just be my memory though... hi hi. I should say I was
theoretically tracking AO-7, I wasn't actually listening and have no idea
what mode it was really in. My antenna system is still in a bit of disarray.
Still using the SAEBRTrack and Gemini OR-360 rotators though!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark L. Hammond" <n8mh at embarqmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>; "Michael A. Tondee" <mat_62 at netcommander.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:57 PM
Subject: Re: SatPC32 with two Icom radio's...Help!!
> Hi Michael,
> Have you tried to use the auxiliary program found here:
> "C:\Program Files\SatPC32\TxControllerD\TXController.exe"
> I've used that to control 2 rigs at the same time...works pretty slick!
> Maybe you can skin the cat this way instead?
>>Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:18:41 -0500
>>From: "Michael A. Tondee" <mat_62 at netcommander.com>
>>Subject: [amsat-bb] SatPC32 with two Icom radio's...Help!!
>>To: "Amsat-Bb at Amsat. Org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>>Message-ID: <000601c86f4f$2cd38ba0$6500a8c0 at w4hij>
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>>I'm hoping that someone on the board can help me because I'm having
>>problems trying to get my setup to work. I am now the proud and happy
>>owner of an Icom 820H and an IC706-MKIIG. I have built and tested a CT17
>>type interface circuit and I have it hooked up and working. The problem
>>I'm having is setting up the dual radio configuration of SatPC32. I've
>>read the help file many times over but I cannot seem to get the radio
>>addresses configured as Erich states. Going by the file I'm assuming the
>>addresses should read $42 $58 in the top address box and $58 $42 in the
>>lower box. Nothing I do will make this happen. If I alter them to that
>>configuration, as soon as I hit the "address ok" button the lower box
>>changes and both both boxes read $42 $58. There is some reference to using
>>the "mode menu" in the file but I can't figure out where it helps. Another
>>question I have is, should the transceive option be turned off on one or
>>both rigs? I've tried every combination I can think of.
>> This is what I'm trying to accomplish if possible, I want be able to use
>> 2 meters on the 820 as the uplink and 10 meters on the 706 as the
>> downlink. Mode A Oscar 7 in other words. I want to be able to use a 2
>> meters on the 820 as the uplink and use the 706 in concert with my mode
>> S down converter for my downlink. I'd also like to be able to sometimes
>> use the 820 as a stand alone sat rig without the 706 involved at all.
>> That's the only configuration I can get working at all right now. I hope
>> all of the above makes sense because I must just be totally missing
>> something in the help file and I'm getting frustrated as I'm anxious to
>> be back on the birds.
>>Tnx for any help and advice anyone can offer,
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