[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 Not Tuning

Joe jbarkley at truvista.net
Tue Oct 6 02:27:38 PDT 2009

Hi Joel, I had to play with the baud rates to get it tracking. Still 
have a couple issues but it does fine.
Try lowering the rates on the com port and match it with that in the 
program and see what you get.

Joel Black wrote:
> 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)?
> Thanks,
> Joel, W4JBB
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