[amsat-bb] Re: What Are Others Using

Elan Portnoy elanportnoy at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 15 17:18:35 PDT 2009

SatPC32 works great on the linear birds. Takes a little tuning to get on the right freq, but works nicely after setup.

--- On Thu, 10/15/09, Joel Black <jbblack at charter.net> wrote:

> From: Joel Black <jbblack at charter.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  What Are Others Using
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 6:15 PM
> Years ago, when I first started
> operating the satellites, I used an 
> IC-821.  I "graduated" up to an FT-847.  I don't
> ever remember using 
> software to tune the rig (the IC-821 or FT-847) only
> software to steer 
> the antennas.
> For the life of me, I cannot seem to find my downlink using
> the FT-847 
> and *any* tuning software with the linear birds (AO-7 and
> VO-52).  It 
> works fine with the "fixed" freq FM birds which,
> understandably, is 
> easier for it to track.  I am just wondering, does
> *anyone* use tuning 
> software with the linear birds or do you just tune it
> manually?
> 73,
> Joel, W4JBB
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