[amsat-bb] Re: PCSat32 question

Erich Eichmann erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Fri Dec 6 12:23:55 PST 2013

the program supports the sub tone function of the  FT-857 for woking SO-50.
If you configure the Icom as Radio 1 and the FT-817 as Radio 2  the 817 
will transmit on 2m with FO-29, SO-50.  Choose SO-50 and click the control T 
to T1 or T2. A little "T" will appear in the display.  The program will 
correctly set the 67.0 and 74.4 tone frequency on the FT-817.
In menu "Radio Setup" check (only) the option "Autom. Rx/Tx Change"  With 
VO-52 and AO-07 mode B the FT-817 will then work as RX, so you can leave it 
at the 2m antenna.

To work AO-07 mode A use a second "Configuration" (menu Setup). Configure 
again the Icom as Radio 1 and the FT-817. Leave all options unchecked. With 
AO-07 mode A the Icom will then receive on 10 m and the FT-817 will transmit 
on 2m.

73s, Erich, DK1TB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Worthington" <worth at maui.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 7:30 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] PCSat32 question

>I use PCSat32 with two radios, an Icom IC7000 for 2m and a Yaesu FT-857 for
> 70 cm.  (I use this particular setup because the FT-857 doesn't respond to
> the tone settings when in FM mode on SO-50)
> This seems to work, it correctly assigns selects the proper radio for 
> uplink
> or downlink and band.
> The problem arises when I try to run AO-7 in mode A.  PCSat assigns the
> FT-857 to 2m and the IC-7000 to 10m which means I need to move the 2m
> antenna coax to the other radio. (both radios have a separate coax 
> connector
> for the 10m antenna.)
> Is there a way to fix this 'feature'?  If I change the order of the
> frequencies in the Doppler file the radios get assigned properly but the
> Doppler corrections are of the wrong sign.
> Thanks, Tom, NH6Y
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