[amsat-bb] Re: SO50 Help Please
dphelps1 at ameritech.net
Mon Jun 20 15:05:15 PDT 2011
Sat PC only tracking antennas. The CAT interface on my FT-847 is not working.
Mt Rig says the tone is on.
From: George Henry <ka3hsw at att.net>
To: Douglas Phelps <dphelps1 at ameritech.net>; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Mon, June 20, 2011 4:56:34 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SO50 Help Please
It sounds like you are not transmitting the tone...
You should have two entries for SO-50 in the SubTone.SQF file:
When you click the "T0" in the upper left part of the SatPC32 screen, it will
change to "T1", indicating that you have selected the first tone (67.0) for TX.
If you click it again, it will change to "T2", indicating tone 2, 74.4 (only
needed if the transponder is not already on).
Are you clicking the "T0" to turn on the tone? Does the radio display show
"Tone" or "T" or something to indicate that subtone is active?
Hope this helps!
----- Original Message ----
> From: Douglas Phelps <dphelps1 at ameritech.net>
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Sent: Mon, June 20, 2011 4:24:53 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] SO50 Help Please
> My equipment is an FT-847 feeding a pair of 8 element RHCP antennas with
> Advanced Research Preamps mounted at the antenna. I use SatPC for the
> tracking. I am supposedly transmitting a 67 Hz PL on TX.
> Ar elevations above 40 degrees, I can hear AO50 full quieting with just a
> fading. What I can not sdeem to do is TX through AO50. I can TX OK through
> AO51 in its current mode (QRP transponder and no PL) but not AO50. I seemed
> that if TX right when someone ended the TX, I could get in for a fraction of a
> second. Can anybody tell me what I am doing wrong? Is their some quirk with
> in the Sat Mode on the FT-847?
> Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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