[amsat-bb] SatPC32 parking frequency?
dave.w8aas at verizon.net
Fri Oct 21 11:50:19 UTC 2016
Good to know, Alan. Thanks.I haven’t tried it myself, but was told about the limitation by another ham who was trying to set up SatPC to point and tune to distant terrestrial repeaters for weak-signal verification prior to handling an ARISS contact.
> On Oct 21, 2016, at 7:11 AM, Alan <wa4sca at gmail.com> wrote:
> Never ran into a limit on tracking frequency. It is usually an object number conflict, or failing to
> leave a blank line at the end of the DOPPLER.SQF file. Have done both, and more than once. ;)
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> <To: w4upd <w4upd at cfl.rr.com>
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> <Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SatPC32 parking frequency?
> <As I recall, SatPC is frequency limited and won?t control a radio above 146.000. There is probably a
> <limit on UHF also, but I don?t know it. I?ve never investigated to see if this is configurable
> <Dave, W8AAS
> <> On Oct 20, 2016, at 11:07 PM, w4upd <w4upd at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
> <> I have attempted use SatPC to provide frequency parking at the end of any priority passes. Thanks to
> <Alan, WA4SCA, he provided some data for simulation of a GeoSync satellite. I tweaked the values to
> <provide what I needed for my locaation and it seems to work fine as far as the satellite always being
> <range and that it is selected when no other satellite with a priority of 1-9 is above the horizon.
> <> The problem I am having is that when I put the frequencies I want into DOPPLER.SQF. I entered the
> <> TestSat3,146520,436800,FM,FM,NOR,0,0
> <> The name matches the keps. etc. However, nothing displays in the Doppler window. My assumption
> <at this point is that SatPC knows its a Geo or at least there will be no Doppler and doesn't display or
> <the entered values.
> <> Wonder if anyone else has any thoughts on this.
> <> The intent was to allow the radio to monitor local frequencies when no satellites were in range then
> <switch as any came within range. Looks like this is not going to work.
> <> Reid, W4UPD
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