[amsat-bb] Re: SATPC32 CAT on TS-2000

Erich Eichmann erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Wed Oct 15 00:40:59 PDT 2008

Hello Howard,
I just sent you a mail off the list.
73s, Erich, DK1TB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Howard Long" <howard at howardlong.com>
To: "'AMSAT-BB'" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 1:55 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] SATPC32 CAT on TS-2000

> Folks
> I am preparing for an ISS contact later this week, and historically we 
> have
> used SATPC32 to do the Doppler correction. The last contact we did over 
> here
> in the UK the SATPC32 Doppler correction broke, and despite hours of 
> trying
> to get it to work again, it failed to work so I resorted to manual Doppler
> operation if required. A similar thing happened on another contact 
> previous
> to that one.
> I now seem to be in the same boat again. After upgrading to 12.8 tonight, 
> I
> did get it to work, but then in order to make room for another low port 
> port for SSTV work I shifted the CAT for SATPC32 up to COM18 and since 
> then
> I can't get the CAT to work again. I reverted back to COM2, and now on
> launch SATPC32 says it can't open COM2.
> If I switch to a COM port of 0, then the error clears but of course I 
> can't
> use CAT as that disables it.
> Using sysinternal's Portmon, I can see the rotor serial port opening but 
> no
> attempt is made to open COM2 or any other port. I can open COM2 (and 
> COM18)
> using Hyperterminal. Portmon indicates that no other process has the COM
> ports open.
> I know you don't really need Doppler for the ISS, but Doppler correction 
> is
> a prerequisite for ARISS contacts, and I'd like to get it working again.
> I'm happy to mess around with the .SQFs, if I knew which one(s) to tweak,
> and which parameter(s) to alter.
> 73, Howard G6LVB
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