[amsat-bb] Re: Use of Elecraft K3 or KX3 with satellite sw
kb2m at comcast.net
Sun Dec 1 15:18:11 PST 2013
The K3 command set is very Kenwood like. I'm going to my shore home for the
day tomorrow, if I have some spare time I will try to communicate with my
K3(with internal 2m module) with SatPC32 as a Kenwood, just to see how far
we can get....
73 Jeff kb2m
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Behalf Of Alan
Sent: Sunday, December 1, 2013 5:29 PM
To: 'Edward R Cole'; AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Use of Elecraft K3 or KX3 with satellite sw
Do Elecraft rigs have their own unique CAT command set, or do them use the
same basic set as Kenwood, Yaesu, or Icom? If so, you MAY be able to use
them with SatPC32. For instance, my Flex VU-5K uses the Kenwood set, and
behaves much like a TS-2000. SatPC32 supports some Kenwood rigs "Other" in
the way you are discussing.
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<[mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Edward R Cole
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<Subject: [amsat-bb] Use of Elecraft K3 or KX3 with satellite sw < <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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