[amsat-bb] Mode A / FT-1000D / SatPC32
erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Sat Sep 20 14:30:44 UTC 2014
The CAT commands of the FT-1000D and the commands of the Yaesu
transceivers supported by SatPC32 (FT-736R, FT-847, FT-817, FT-857,
FT-897 and compatible) are different. For example: The opcode of these
radios for setting the frequency of the main VFO is 1 (in
non-satellite mode), the corresponding opcode of the FT-1000D is 10
(dec). So, SatPC32 will not work with the FT-1000D, I suppose.
Updating the frequencies of the IC-706MKIIG: The program updates the
frequencies of the radio as soon as the Doppler shift of the higher band
changed by a certain amount of Hertz (= interval). The interval can be
chosen in menu "CAT" separately for FM and SSB sats.
With an interval of 10 Hz - for example - the program will update both
radio frequencies as soon as the Doppler shift of the higher band
changed by 10 Hz or more.
73s, Erich, DK1TB
Am 20.09.2014 04:07, schrieb Doug - k4gkj:
> Try other baud rates (higher).
> But fair warning, SatPC32 is finicky with many rigs. I use a 706mk2g and I can turn on the cat control in the SatPC32 program, but it thinks for a few seconds, sends the data, and then it only updates the data once every 30-40 seconds. And I don't dare TX while the cat is turned on (will not work) . So, for normal operation, I just choose the bird I want to work, then activate the cat control long enough to update the rig. If I am using a bird that allows for multiple qso's, I'll activate the cat just to update the rig...... Sure you get the idea by now.
> I use the cat control for a starting point, but mostly manual after that.
> Doug Bennight
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Mike Sprenger<mikesprenger at gmail.com>
> To: AMSAT-BB<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Mode A / FT-1000D / SatPC32
> For the first time in at least 20 years I made a Mode A satellite contact.
> This one was AO-07 (thanks to K3SZH for the QSO). Brought back RS-10 / 12
> / 15 memories for sure.
> Got to thinking, any experience to work Mode A with SATPC32 by:
> Tuning RX on Yaesu FT-1000D 10M band with SatPC32 ?
> I want to configure SatPC32 to tune my FT-1000D on 10m for RX
> I have other programs tuning the FT-1000 nicely so I know the CAT
> interface is working.
> I've tried the 736r And 847 settings at 4800, no luck...I retread the
> help texts also.
> Satpc32 is working fine to tune my 910H 2M band for uplink.
> Insight ?
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