[amsat-bb] Re: FUNcube + SatPC32 + SDR-Radio

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Mon Aug 27 16:29:14 PDT 2012

Tom, one thing that would help is dragging SatPC32 into the 21st Century. I
find it almost unusable. Too bad the sat program in HRD has problems
tracking the linears...

73, Ted, K7TRK

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Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 4:09 PM
To: Clayton Coleman W5PFG
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FUNcube + SatPC32 + SDR-Radio


The activity level on the linear sats is very low and does not seem to
be getting any better. Not sure why. Perhaps it is cost or complexity
or problems putting up outside antennas. It is rather sad working
linear sat passes with no one else on them. At least I can hear my own
downlink signal and the beacon :-)

Unfortunately this sums it up.

AMSAT Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

"Satellite Operations Report by Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA

" ... The other FM satellites, AO-27 and SO-50, continue to be heavily
used. FO-29 when operative, and VO-52 work well, but have very little

Hope to see you on FO-29.

73 W9KE Tom Doyle

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Clayton Coleman W5PFG
<kayakfishtx at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Tom,
> I would like to understand the reason for your comment about the
> future being limited to FM satellites.  It seems FUNcube, FOX-2 and
> Phase 3E projects would prove otherwise.
> 73
> Clayton
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Thomas Doyle <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com>
>> The future of the hobby is FM sats so this is all probably irrelevant
>> but it is still fun and interesting.
>> tnx & 73 W9KE Tom


Sent from my computer.

tom ...
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