[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 with two Icom radio's...Help!!

Erich Eichmann erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Fri Feb 15 00:34:20 PST 2008

Hi Michael,
I will send you an detailed answer off the list.
73s, Erich, DK1TB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael A. Tondee" <mat_62 at netcommander.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>; "Mark L. Hammond" <n8mh at embarqmail.com>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 4:23 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 with two Icom radio's...Help!!

> Hi Mark,
> 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!
> 73,
> Michael, W4HIJ
> ----- 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?
>> Mark
>>>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>
>>>Content-Type: text/plain;       charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>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 
>>>the "mode menu" in the file but I can't figure out where it helps. 
>>>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,
>>>Michael, W4HIJ
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