[amsat-bb] Questions regarding WISP and operating satellite BBS

Shamai "SAM" Opfer 4z1ws.sam at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 15:17:20 PDT 2009

Hi all

I am trying to download telemetry from GO-32 in KISS mode, and later on,
I would also like to operate the AO51 BBS.

I tried two ways.  In both there is something missing...  I hope someone
will be able to give me some advise...:

Way #1. With SatPC32.
SatPC32 provides good tracking capabilities.  I get automatic receiving
frequency control via CAT, including Doppler compensation, and I get
automatic antenas control via the LVBTracker.  However, I am missing a
software to capture the KISS information in a file, and will also need to
work with the PACSAT protocol for the BBS.

Way #2. With WISP.
I succeeded to get the antennas rotor control working by WISP, but so far I
could not learn how to control the transceiver frequencies, and also
to automaitcally switch from receive to transmit for sending packets and
requests to the satellite.

I have an ICOM IC910H and a Kantronic 9612Plus TNC.

 My PC is a laptop with only USB ports..., no RS232.  I am using USB to
RS232 converters, but I don't think i can access hardware pins of the DB25
after the converters, for the T/R control.

Thanks & 73,


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