[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu FT-847

Erich Eichmann erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Sun Nov 2 10:14:16 PST 2008

Hello Sebastian,
to set the CAT baudrate in SatPC32 click on the control right of the word 
"Model" in the upper one of the 2 combo boxes in the SatPC32 menu "Radio 
Setup".  In the list that opens select "Baudrate" and in the lower combo box 
select the baudrate (57600 work fine). Save the settings and restart the 

73s, Erich, DK1TB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sebastian" <w4as at bellsouth.net>
To: "AMSAT BB" <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>; <ham-radio-deluxe at yahoogroups.com>; 
<FT847 at yahoogroups.com>
Cc: "WZ4I - Mark Harrison" <wz4i at yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 6:40 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Yaesu FT-847

>I recently acquired a Yaesu FT-847 for use primarily with satellites.
> Previously I used a Kenwood TS-2000, but decided to go with the 847
> due to the 2000's known birdies on the output of some of the FM
> satellites.
> I use Ham Radio Deluxe, but used SATPC32 on the Kenwood.  I had no
> problems at all with the SSB birds on the Kenwood & SATPC32.  However,
> with the Yaesu FT-847, I find that SATPC32 will no longer 'see' the
> radio.  It won't place the radio into satellite mode, and it won't
> change the frequencies depending on the satellites I click from the
> 'shortcuts' on the bottom right.
> I have doubled-checked the wiring on the RS-232 cable, 5 for ground,
> and 2 & 3 crossed (null modem cable).  I'm sure it's not the cable,
> since Ham Radio Deluxe can see and control the radio's frequency.
> I'm wondering if there is a problem with either the radio, or if there
> is something that I need to do in SATPC32 in order to change over to
> the Yaesu.  Obviously under Setup, Radio Setup, I have selected Yaesu,
> Model FT-847, Com port 1, and CAT delay of 20.  However, I don't see
> anywhere to tell the program what the baud rate of the radio is.  I
> have tried 4800, 9600 and 57600 with the same lack of success.  I see
> there is a file called yaesupar.sqf in the directory of SATPC32,
> however I can't find anything in the documentation about what, if
> anything, needs to be entered in that file.
> I should also note a couple of other things.  On the rig's menu item #
> 41, for X RPT which is cross repeat, I can't change it from OFF, it's
> stuck there, no matter what I do.  I wonder if that has anything to do
> with the problem.
> In addition in Ham Radio Deluxe, if I use the new HRD Sat Track
> program, which is a beta release, I can't connect to the radio using
> the IP server.  It briefly displays FT-847, and then it immediately
> goes away.  However, if I use Digital Master 780, which is used for
> digital modes, it can control the radio without any problems, so I
> think I have narrowed it down to a problem with SATPC32.
> I hope someone can help me, as I would really like to use this rig on
> the satellites.
> 73 de W4AS
> Sebastian
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