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

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at verizon.net
Mon Aug 27 17:40:33 PDT 2012

Please explain how you would "Drag SatPC32 into the 21st Century"?

What don't you like about it? What makes it (for you) "almost unusable"?

I've been using it since 1999 or so, and have never found it to be 
particularly hard to use. Setup can be less than trivial, but yet I've 
found it to be FAR easier to set up and use than NOVA.

Just curious......

73, Jim  KQ6EA

On 08/27/2012 11:29 PM, Ted wrote:
> 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
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Thomas Doyle
> Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 4:09 PM
> To: Clayton Coleman W5PFG
> Cc: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FUNcube + SatPC32 + SDR-Radio
> Clayton,
> 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
> use."
> 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
>> W5PFG
>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Thomas Doyle <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>> 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

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