[amsat-bb] Use of Elecraft K3 or KX3 with satellite sw
Edward R Cole
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sun Dec 1 13:55:29 PST 2013
I very rarely post anything to this reflector, but I have a question
that maybe someone has already has done and has answers.
Shortly Elecraft will be offering a 2m module for its popular new SDR
radio, the KX3. This will provide 2m multi-mode operation using this
nice little HF/6m radio.
Some years ago I sold my old satellite radios (FT-847 & FT-817) so am
looking into a two radio configuration for cross-band duplex
satellite operation. I have a K3 with 435-437 transmit capability
using a Down East Microwave transverter and would be able to receive
on 145 using the new KX3-2M combo. (I also still have my s-band
downconverter and L-band up converter for if/when these bands are activated).
What is unknown is if there is any sw support of the Elecraft radios
on any satellite tracking sw? I am primarily interested in SSB thru
transponders so frequency tracking under sw control would be
"nice". I have both NOVA and SatPC32. I have a tracking interface
to control antenna tracking using a B5400 Yaesu az-el rotator. Both
these radios have computer control ports.
73, Ed - KL7UW
dubususa at gmail.com
"Kits made by KL7UW"
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