[amsat-bb] Help with AO-73
FraserBonnett at verizon.net
Mon Sep 8 13:28:14 UTC 2014
Guys, I need a hand working AO-73, I thinks there's something I just don't
understand (I only started working the birds this year so I'm a newbie).
I'm using an IC-9100 and did manage once this weekend to hear my signal,
however, I used SATPC32 to tune my downlink until I found it. By the time I
got that done the bird was too low for a QSO. Also, I am aware that the
prevailing opinion is NOT to use PC control.
So . questions: If I use the rig in SAT mode after I found my signal, I can
tool around the band looking for a QSO. However, I'm aware that AO-73's
frequency shifts quite a bit, but since I'm in SAT mode on the rig it
changes the downlink frequency automatically. So if AO-73 has shifted its
frequency and doesn't match what the SAT mode's offset is, I'm out of sync
If I don't use SAT mode, I'd be constantly switching between VFO's, pressing
buttons and re-tuning constantly?
So I guess, I need to find someone who is successfully working AO-73 with an
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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