[amsat-bb] Re: FT-817 Sat-CAT Interface Boards and Kits
Mark L. Hammond
marklhammond at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 11:06:10 PST 2012
As follow up--here are the precise details for ordering a FT-817
Sat-CAT kit or bare board!
It's a great board and solution for using a single radio with SSB satellites.
The satellite computer aided tuning interface described in October
2012 QST (pp. 40-43) for use with SatPC32 and the Yaesu FT-817 radio
is being offered for sale by the ARRL Education & Technology Program
(ETP). The interface was developed by Mark Spencer, WA8SME, as part of
resource development for the ARRL ETP and is priced to recover cost
plus a small increment toward development as well as a cost share
donation to AMSAT. The interface is fully described in the article
published in October 2012 QST on pp. 40-43.
You may order the board and programmed PIC for a cost of $20; to order
the full kit including all of the parts, the cost is $35.
To order please send the following either by mail or email as follows:
• Your name and shipping address
• Phone number and email address
• Item you are requesting
• Enclose a check for the appropriate amount, payable to ARRL ETP,
sent to attention of ARRL Education Services
Send orders to:
ARRL Education Services, ATTN: Amy Strickland
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Please contact Amy in ARRL Education Services at astrickland at arrl.org
with any questions about ordering.
Please contact Mark Spencer at mspencer at arrl.org with questions about
the interface design and specifications.
On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Mark Spencer <wa8sme at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi All,
> A while back, an article about a FT-817 Satellite Control Interface was
> published in QST. There were numerous requests for boards and kits on the
> project. There is a small quantity of the boards and kits available but the
> procurement information didn't make it in the original article.
> The raw boards are available for $20, and a kit with the board, parts and
> programmed PIC is available for $35. You can send an email to Debra Johnson
> at ARRL HQ and order them from her (djohnson at arrl.org). The proceeds from
> this effort is going back to AMSAT and the Fox birds, so anything above and
> beyond these amounts (which are basically at cost) will go into space as
> part of Fox.
> Questions? Let me know mspencer at arrl.org.
> Mark Spencer, WA8SME
> Education and Technology Program Director
> ARRL, the national association for Amateur RadioTM
> 43 Pinelock Dr.
> Gales Ferry, CT 06335
> 860-460-1139 (cell)
> mspencer at arrl.org
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Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
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