[amsat-bb] HRD and linear birds
n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Jun 24 18:13:40 UTC 2015
Based on reading posts here and elsewhere that it just doesn't work
very well for that purpose. It's a wonderful program for many things,
but Doppler correction on linear transponders just doesn't seem to
I know a ton of hams that successfully use SatPC32 to computer control
their stations. I do not know of any that use HRD. If anyone does,
I have never personally used computer control because my operating
conditions make it quite difficult to implement (perhaps I could strap
a Windows 8 tablet running SatPC32 to my arm). When you are just
getting started it's best to learn to tune manually anyway. You don't
want to lose out on a rare grid or country just because your computer
control stops working for whatever reason!
On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM, Mvivona <Mvivona at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm confused. How do you know it doesn't work if you don't know what the issue is? Just sayin'.
> Michael Vivona
> Sent from my iPad
> On Jun 24, 2015, at 1:41 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> The automatic Doppler control does not work properly. I've never tried
> it, so I'm not sure what the actual issue is.
> SatPC32 is the way to go for computer control on the linear transponders.
> Paul, N8HM
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:43 PM, Vivona, Michael (CMG-Orlando)
> <michael.vivona at wftv.com> wrote:
>> I am trying to get a clarification about using HamRadioDeluxe and linear birds. I have heard on several occasions that HRD and its associated satellite tracking module works fine for FM birds but not for linear birds. Can someone please clarify what the actual issue is? I currently have HRD version 6X and I am looking to purchase an IC9100 to mate it with. I have contacted the HRD support folks, but the answer I get is: "not sure, try it". Well, I don't have the IC9100 yet so I can't try it.
>> I have permission from my local AES outlet store to connect up my laptop to one of there IC9100 before I buy it. So, I need to know what the actual problem is with HRD and linear birds so I can try it in person.
>> I hope to get to the bottom of this once and for all.thanks in advance for anyone that wants to jump in on this.
>> Michael Vivona
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