[amsat-bb] SatPC32 Not Tuning

Joel Black jbblack at charter.net
Mon Oct 5 20:16:25 PDT 2009

I am trying to get SatPC32 v12.8 to automatically tune my FT847.  When 
the program first comes up, the radio is initialized as indicated by the 
"CAT" display and when I click on a satellite, the radio tunes to the 
correct satellite.  That's where it stops; it no longer changes the 
frequency of the radio.  If I turn off and turn back on CAT control, it 
will update once and will then quit again.  I have the same problem with 
my FT-857.

I have read the help and .SQF files, but I cannot seem to find the right 
combination.  I have changed the baud rate of the radio and the program 
to 4800, 9600, and 57.6k and made the corresponding changes with the CAT 
delay value as recommended by the manual.  I have not yet tried 
uninstalling and re-installing the app.

I am running Vista 32bit and using a USB-to-serial converter which works 
with everything else.  The same converter works with the HRD 5.0 
Satellite Tracker.  Problem is, I cannot get HRD to accept sub-audible 
tones so I can work AO-51.  I don't know if it's a limitation of the 
program or cockpit error.

Any suggestions, known issues, or anyone else having the same problem(s)?

Joel, W4JBB
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