[amsat-bb] HDSDR SDRplay 817 issue

kb2m at arrl.net kb2m at arrl.net
Mon Oct 5 11:21:59 UTC 2015

 After some OTA time what I'm finding out is that my setup here works only
with FM sats. SO-50, CAS-3H, and NO-84(with the FM d/l). All of the linear
birds do not work. What happens with the linear birds is when you first
initialize them upon AOS the frequencies change correctly at the start of
pass but after that there is no Doppler correction on the 817, or frequency
manipulation with SatPC32's Cat tuning drop down box. With the FM birds all
of this works correctly.
 If someone actually has this setup working with the linear birds I would
like to see your exact configuration. Either I'm missing something not so
obvious, or there is a s/w bug, possibly in HDSDR. 

My setup...

SatPC32 ver 12.8c
HDSDR 2.70

73 Jeff kb2m

-----Original Message-----
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Clayton
Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2015 16:31 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] HDSDR SDRplay 817 issue

Yes, I use VSP with HDSDR to full integrate with SatPC32 successfully.

Make sure radio 2 is set to the proper radio type in SatPC32 for the FT-817.
Use radio 1 for the CAT interface to HDSDR. It will appear as a Kenwood
TS-2000.  You will need to activate CAT in HDSDR for it to work.

I have used this setup many times for a full automated SDR station on the
satellites with a FUNcube Dongle Pro + and FT-857D.


On 10/4/2015 13:40, kb2m at arrl.net wrote:
> I'm trying to get HDSDR and SatPC32,  to play nicely with  HDRplay and 
> an FT-817. I have the HDSDR working with SDRplay like Patrick has 
> demonstrated on here and I'm trying to complete the setup for an fully
automated system.
> I'm trying to get the setup working to the point that if I change the 
> uplink frequency on the 817  with its physical dial the downlink on 
> HDSDR will follow. I'm about half way there. I'm  at the point if I 
> change the downlink frequency in SatPC32 the HDSDR display changes 
> with it, but not the 817's uplink frequency. When I first load SatPC32 
> the 817's frequency changes to the correct uplink frequency but 
> doesn't update afterwards. I'm using VSP Manager to create the VSP's I 
> think  I'm a little confused about how this should all hook together
serially. Anyone have this working 100% ?
> 73 Jeff kb2m

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