[amsat-bb] AO 85 Frequencies.

John KI4RO johnki4ro at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 22:46:05 UTC 2017


I don't have a lot of success on it because I don't have enough power, but
here is where I got my info:  http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=4690
73
John

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> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2017 09:42:59 -0500
> From: Joe <nss at mwt.net>
> To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Orbitron,
> Message-ID: <932ef997-7546-d657-99b7-c80cb7dc2356 at mwt.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252; format=flowed
>
> UG I Like this program a lot. the ability to predict future passes is
> cool BUT...
> I started it today to do a NO-84 pass that was coming up, and it's been
> a while so it said to Up-Date the TLE's.
>
> Sure I did it as someone told me How to do. But when i got into the area
> that you download at, there was  no longer this list of like 30 that it
> would download, only one was there, for a nasabare file just that one
> file only.
>
> I grabbed it anyway,
>
> But it's not any good, because it did not agree with any other
> software's, and or web pages for the up-coming pass.
>
> Is there a way to do a like return to factory default downloads of like
> it did before of like 20+ files?
>
> Joe WB9SBD
> --
> Sig
> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> Idle Tyme
> Idle-Tyme.com
> http://www.idle-tyme.com
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2017 12:32:18 -0300
> From: Pedro Converso <pconver at gmail.com>
> To: Joe <nss at mwt.net>
> Cc: amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Orbitron,
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> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
> Hello Joe,
>
> I have same situation with Orbitron.
>
> You can try http://amsat.org.ar/pass as alternative, as it renew
> automatically keps several times a day.
>
> These updated keps can be downloaded/seen at http://amsat.org.ar/keps.txt
>
> 73, lu7abf, Pedro
>
> On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 11:42 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
>
> > UG I Like this program a lot. the ability to predict future passes is
> cool
> > BUT...
> > I started it today to do a NO-84 pass that was coming up, and it's been a
> > while so it said to Up-Date the TLE's.
> >
> > Sure I did it as someone told me How to do. But when i got into the area
> > that you download at, there was  no longer this list of like 30 that it
> > would download, only one was there, for a nasabare file just that one
> file
> > only.
> >
> > I grabbed it anyway,
> >
> > But it's not any good, because it did not agree with any other
> software's,
> > and or web pages for the up-coming pass.
> >
> > Is there a way to do a like return to factory default downloads of like
> it
> > did before of like 20+ files?
> >
> > Joe WB9SBD
> > --
> > Sig
> > The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> > Idle Tyme
> > Idle-Tyme.com
> > http://www.idle-tyme.com
> > _______________________________________________
> > Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> > to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
> Opinions
> > expressed
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> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2017 10:44:57 -0500
> From: Joe <nss at mwt.net>
> To: Pedro Converso <pconver at gmail.com>
> Cc: amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Orbitron,
> Message-ID: <dcbc578d-c40c-df1c-b417-879a63397bbc at mwt.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
>
> Thanks Pedro,
>
> And I fixed it, or at least I remembered how to make it work right at
> least on a Windows 10 machine here.
>
> If I right click on the ICON, and choose "Run as administrator" Then the
> whole BIG list appears, I download, and now orbitron matches the other
> programs and web pages again.
>
> Try that.
>
> Joe WB9SBD
> Sig
> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> Idle Tyme
> Idle-Tyme.com
> http://www.idle-tyme.com
> On 4/9/2017 10:32 AM, Pedro Converso wrote:
> > Hello Joe,
> >
> > I have same situation with Orbitron.
> >
> > You can try http://amsat.org.ar/pass as alternative, as it renew
> > automatically keps several times a day.
> >
> > These updated keps can be downloaded/seen at
> http://amsat.org.ar/keps.txt
> >
> > 73, lu7abf, Pedro
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 11:42 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net
> > <mailto:nss at mwt.net>> wrote:
> >
> >     UG I Like this program a lot. the ability to predict future passes
> >     is cool BUT...
> >     I started it today to do a NO-84 pass that was coming up, and it's
> >     been a while so it said to Up-Date the TLE's.
> >
> >     Sure I did it as someone told me How to do. But when i got into
> >     the area that you download at, there was  no longer this list of
> >     like 30 that it would download, only one was there, for a nasabare
> >     file just that one file only.
> >
> >     I grabbed it anyway,
> >
> >     But it's not any good, because it did not agree with any other
> >     software's, and or web pages for the up-coming pass.
> >
> >     Is there a way to do a like return to factory default downloads of
> >     like it did before of like 20+ files?
> >
> >     Joe WB9SBD
> >     --
> >     Sig
> >     The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> >     Idle Tyme
> >     Idle-Tyme.com
> >     http://www.idle-tyme.com
> >     _______________________________________________
> >     Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org <mailto:AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>. AMSAT-NA
> >     makes this open forum available
> >     to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
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> >     views of AMSAT-NA.
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> >
> >
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:48:53 +0200
> From: Armand SP3QFE <kontakt at sp3qfe.net>
> To: Joe <nss at mwt.net>
> Cc: amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Orbitron,
> Message-ID: <44fba393f66bb3782f35d4d51c02f55f at sp3qfe.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed
>
> Hello Everybody,
>
> Here you are you can download the Orbitron:
> http://www.stoff.pl/
>
> a) Update process:
> Left Alt + F5
> Chose Tab TLE updater (Left Alt + L).
> Then select right Group, eg.: www.celestrak.com - I have done it many
> times since a few month. There are only four files: amateur.txt,
> iridium.txt, tle-new.txt and visual.txt.
> After that, press button on the top of this tab - the first from the
> right (Earth with the thunder).
> Update process should start.
> At the end click OK. And close setup window (OK).
>
> b) Now check the date of update.
> Select some satellite (eg. the ISS).
> Then select tab: "Sat/Orbit info" and check line with Epoch (UTC).
> There should be date from today or yesterday eg. for ISS from today is
> (right now):
> 2017-04-08 20:39:01
>
> c) if the update is wrong, you should start Orbitron with administrator
> permission, or select another location of the TLE data (in the user
> folder). You can do it in Setup widnow (Left Alt + F5) and tab
> Miscellaneous (Left Alt + M) area Personalization.
>
> Good luck!
>
> 73, Armand SP3QFE
>
>
> On 2017-04-09 17:44, Joe wrote:
> > Thanks Pedro,
> >
> > And I fixed it, or at least I remembered how to make it work right at
> > least on a Windows 10 machine here.
> >
> > If I right click on the ICON, and choose "Run as administrator" Then
> > the whole BIG list appears, I download, and now orbitron matches the
> > other programs and web pages again.
> >
> > Try that.
> >
> > Joe WB9SBD
> > Sig
> > The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> > Idle Tyme
> > Idle-Tyme.com
> > http://www.idle-tyme.com
> > On 4/9/2017 10:32 AM, Pedro Converso wrote:
> >> Hello Joe,
> >>
> >> I have same situation with Orbitron.
> >>
> >> You can try http://amsat.org.ar/pass as alternative, as it renew
> >> automatically keps several times a day.
> >>
> >> These updated keps can be downloaded/seen at
> >> http://amsat.org.ar/keps.txt
> >>
> >> 73, lu7abf, Pedro
> >>
> >> On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 11:42 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net
> >> <mailto:nss at mwt.net>> wrote:
> >>
> >>     UG I Like this program a lot. the ability to predict future passes
> >>     is cool BUT...
> >>     I started it today to do a NO-84 pass that was coming up, and it's
> >>     been a while so it said to Up-Date the TLE's.
> >>
> >>     Sure I did it as someone told me How to do. But when i got into
> >>     the area that you download at, there was  no longer this list of
> >>     like 30 that it would download, only one was there, for a nasabare
> >>     file just that one file only.
> >>
> >>     I grabbed it anyway,
> >>
> >>     But it's not any good, because it did not agree with any other
> >>     software's, and or web pages for the up-coming pass.
> >>
> >>     Is there a way to do a like return to factory default downloads of
> >>     like it did before of like 20+ files?
> >>
> >>     Joe WB9SBD
> >>     --     Sig
> >>     The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> >>     Idle Tyme
> >>     Idle-Tyme.com
> >>     http://www.idle-tyme.com
> >>     _______________________________________________
> >>     Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org <mailto:AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>. AMSAT-NA
> >>     makes this open forum available
> >>     to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
> >>     Opinions expressed
> >>     are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official
> >>     views of AMSAT-NA.
> >>     Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
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> >>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2017 15:23:49 -0400
> From: Norm n3ykf <normanlizeth at gmail.com>
> To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Orbitron,
> Message-ID:
>         <CAJUhCTPS9OsVwo97D7=
> oFsjTShvLQP-G7rEV_DBNasGsiXMPAQ at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
> I use W9KE's tle tools. It will store a copy of the TLE's returned to
> locations specified in the setup. I.E. Satpc32, Orbitron, PSTrotator,
> etc..
>
> Keeps all the TLE's updated. One click, no mess...
>
> Norm n3ykf
>
> On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 2:48 PM, Armand SP3QFE <kontakt at sp3qfe.net> wrote:
> > Hello Everybody,
> >
> > Here you are you can download the Orbitron:
> > http://www.stoff.pl/
> >
> > a) Update process:
> > Left Alt + F5
> > Chose Tab TLE updater (Left Alt + L).
> > Then select right Group, eg.: www.celestrak.com - I have done it many
> times
> > since a few month. There are only four files: amateur.txt, iridium.txt,
> > tle-new.txt and visual.txt.
> > After that, press button on the top of this tab - the first from the
> right
> > (Earth with the thunder).
> > Update process should start.
> > At the end click OK. And close setup window (OK).
> >
> > b) Now check the date of update.
> > Select some satellite (eg. the ISS).
> > Then select tab: "Sat/Orbit info" and check line with Epoch (UTC).
> > There should be date from today or yesterday eg. for ISS from today is
> > (right now):
> > 2017-04-08 20:39:01
> >
> > c) if the update is wrong, you should start Orbitron with administrator
> > permission, or select another location of the TLE data (in the user
> folder).
> > You can do it in Setup widnow (Left Alt + F5) and tab Miscellaneous (Left
> > Alt + M) area Personalization.
> >
> > Good luck!
> >
> > 73, Armand SP3QFE
> >
> >
> >
> > On 2017-04-09 17:44, Joe wrote:
> >>
> >> Thanks Pedro,
> >>
> >> And I fixed it, or at least I remembered how to make it work right at
> >> least on a Windows 10 machine here.
> >>
> >> If I right click on the ICON, and choose "Run as administrator" Then
> >> the whole BIG list appears, I download, and now orbitron matches the
> >> other programs and web pages again.
> >>
> >> Try that.
> >>
> >> Joe WB9SBD
> >> Sig
> >> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> >> Idle Tyme
> >> Idle-Tyme.com
> >> http://www.idle-tyme.com
> >> On 4/9/2017 10:32 AM, Pedro Converso wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hello Joe,
> >>>
> >>> I have same situation with Orbitron.
> >>>
> >>> You can try http://amsat.org.ar/pass as alternative, as it renew
> >>> automatically keps several times a day.
> >>>
> >>> These updated keps can be downloaded/seen at
> http://amsat.org.ar/keps.txt
> >>>
> >>> 73, lu7abf, Pedro
> >>>
> >>> On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 11:42 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net <mailto:nss at mwt.net
> >>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>     UG I Like this program a lot. the ability to predict future passes
> >>>     is cool BUT...
> >>>     I started it today to do a NO-84 pass that was coming up, and it's
> >>>     been a while so it said to Up-Date the TLE's.
> >>>
> >>>     Sure I did it as someone told me How to do. But when i got into
> >>>     the area that you download at, there was  no longer this list of
> >>>     like 30 that it would download, only one was there, for a nasabare
> >>>     file just that one file only.
> >>>
> >>>     I grabbed it anyway,
> >>>
> >>>     But it's not any good, because it did not agree with any other
> >>>     software's, and or web pages for the up-coming pass.
> >>>
> >>>     Is there a way to do a like return to factory default downloads of
> >>>     like it did before of like 20+ files?
> >>>
> >>>     Joe WB9SBD
> >>>     --     Sig
> >>>     The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> >>>     Idle Tyme
> >>>     Idle-Tyme.com
> >>>     http://www.idle-tyme.com
> >>>     _______________________________________________
> >>>     Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org <mailto:AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>. AMSAT-NA
> >>>     makes this open forum available
> >>>     to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
> >>>     Opinions expressed
> >>>     are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official
> >>>     views of AMSAT-NA.
> >>>     Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
> >>>     program!
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> >>>
> > _______________________________________________
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2017 16:18:29 -0500
> From: Gabriel Zeifman <gabrielzeifman at gmail.com>
> To: "Bill Bordy, NJ1H" <nj1h at comcast.net>
> Cc: AMSAT Mailing List <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-07 Mode B switched off at 20170404 19:28
>         UTC
> Message-ID: <2F6A794A-1974-49FD-BF48-C9276D7CB350 at gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain;       charset=us-ascii
>
> Several QRO stations using extremely excessive power were heard on the
> previous pass of AO-7 causing it to flip to mode A. God bless AMSAT-UK for
> launching UKube-1 which allowed me to still give out the ultra-rare grid
> line DO92/93 to many stations as CG6NJH.
>
> If you're running more than 5W, you're probably doing it wrong, 73
>
> Gabe
> NJ7H/VE6NJH
>
>
> > On Apr 4, 2017, at 2:57 PM, Bill Bordy, NJ1H <nj1h at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > As has been reported before, excess power to AO-07 can cause a reset of
> the transponder. While monitoring AO-07 today, I heard it switch off during
> a QSO in process. Power should be reduced to the minimum required to hear
> your downlink.
> >
> > On the previous pass of the satellite while it was out over the
> Atlantic, I called CQ on SSB throughout the pass without resetting the
> transponder. Unfortunately, no other stations were heard on the satellite.
> I was using a panadapter to monitor the full pass band.
> >
> > 73,
> > Bill
> > NJ1H
> >
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> Message: 7
> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:20:26 +0000 (UTC)
> From: "R.T.Liddy" <k8bl at ameritech.net>
> To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>, Starcom <starcom-bb at star-com.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-85 Question
> Message-ID: <702420989.4508588.1491790826795 at mail.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
> I've seen some commentary about the best freqs to use
> for AO-85. What should I program for UP & Down for that
> Satellite?
>
> TNX,    Bob  K8BL
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2017 22:31:18 -0400
> From: Matthew Stevens <matthew at mrstevens.net>
> To: "R.T.Liddy" <k8bl at ameritech.net>,   "Keith O'Brien via AMSAT-BB"
>         <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-85 Question
> Message-ID:
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>
> At TCA up is 435.170, down 145.980.
>
> So accounting for doppler with 5khz steps, 435.160 at AOS, 435.165 halfway
> to TCA, 435.170 at TCA, 435.175 halfway to LOS, and 435.180 approaching
> LOS.
>
> I also find it necessary at times to tune the downlink to 145.975 after
> TCA, although not always. Just depends on the pass.
>
> 73,
>
>
> - Matthew
> ? kk4fem?
>
>
> On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 10:20 PM, R.T.Liddy <k8bl at ameritech.net> wrote:
>
> > I've seen some commentary about the best freqs to use
> > for AO-85. What should I program for UP & Down for that
> > Satellite?
> >
> > TNX,    Bob  K8BL
> > _______________________________________________
> > Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> > to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
> Opinions
> > expressed
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> > AMSAT-NA.
> > Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
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> Message: 9
> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 03:16:31 +0000 (UTC)
> From: "R.T.Liddy" <k8bl at ameritech.net>
> To: Matthew Stevens <matthew at mrstevens.net>,    Keith O'Brien via
>         AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-85 Question
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>
> Matthew,
> OK, thanks for the info.
> I'll set my Memories for 435.160 up and 145.980 down. They aretunable on
> my IC-820, so I can adjust each on the fly to accountfor Doppler.
> TNX/73, ? ? Bob ?K8BL
>
>       From: Matthew Stevens <matthew at mrstevens.net>
>  To: R.T.Liddy <k8bl at ameritech.net>; Keith O'Brien via AMSAT-BB <
> amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>  Sent: Sunday, April 9, 2017 10:31 PM
>  Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-85 Question
>
> At TCA up is 435.170, down 145.980.
>
> So accounting for doppler with 5khz steps, 435.160 at AOS, 435.165 halfway
> to TCA, 435.170 at TCA, 435.175 halfway to LOS, and 435.180 approaching LOS.
>
> I also find it necessary at times to tune the downlink to 145.975 after
> TCA, although not always. Just depends on the pass.
>
> 73,
>
>
> - Matthew? kk4fem?
>
> On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 10:20 PM, R.T.Liddy <k8bl at ameritech.net> wrote:
>
> I've seen some commentary about the best freqs to use
> for AO-85. What should I program for UP & Down for that
> Satellite?
>
> TNX,? ? Bob? K8BL
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> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:43:03 -0500
> From: JoAnne K9JKM <k9jkm at comcast.net>
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-85 Question
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> The Fox-1A /AO-85 operating guide at http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=2144
> includes the frequencies in a table with five steps for Doppler
> correction from AOS to TCA to LOS. It is a PDF file.
>
>
> On 4/9/2017 10:16 PM, R.T.Liddy wrote:
> > Matthew,
> > OK, thanks for the info.
> > I'll set my Memories for 435.160 up and 145.980 down. They aretunable on
> my IC-820, so I can adjust each on the fly to accountfor Doppler.
> > TNX/73,     Bob  K8BL
> >
> >        From: Matthew Stevens <matthew at mrstevens.net>
> >   To: R.T.Liddy <k8bl at ameritech.net>; Keith O'Brien via AMSAT-BB <
> amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> >   Sent: Sunday, April 9, 2017 10:31 PM
> >   Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-85 Question
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> > At TCA up is 435.170, down 145.980.
> >
> > So accounting for doppler with 5khz steps, 435.160 at AOS, 435.165
> halfway to TCA, 435.170 at TCA, 435.175 halfway to LOS, and 435.180
> approaching LOS.
> >
> > I also find it necessary at times to tune the downlink to 145.975 after
> TCA, although not always. Just depends on the pass.
> >
> > 73,
> >
> >
> > - Matthew? kk4fem?
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 10:20 PM, R.T.Liddy <k8bl at ameritech.net> wrote:
> >
> > I've seen some commentary about the best freqs to use
> > for AO-85. What should I program for UP & Down for that
> > Satellite?
> >
> > TNX,    Bob  K8BL
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> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:32:53 +0000
> From: Ken M <va7kbm at outlook.com>
> To: AMSAT -BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] IC-2730A: Full-Duplex, Odd-Splits, SatPC32?
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> Hello all,
>
> I'm looking for a mobile radio that, among other things, will work well
> for FM satellites. I'm familiar with the Kenwood and Yaesu products, but
> I'm interested in the ICOM IC-2730A. I've found it difficult to get
> definitive opinions on these points:
>
> 1. Does it support true full-duplex operation? (It supports
> "simultaneous receive", but is it full-duplex?)
>
> 2. Can you program memory locations with odd-splits? (It looks to me
> like it doesn't.)
>
> 3. Can it be controlled by SatPC32? (It does support ICOM's CI-V
> protocol, so I think a basic level of control might be possible.)
>
> As an aside, if I don't end up with the IC-2730A, I will likely get the
> Yaesu FT-8900R - a much older design - but for sure does full-duplex and
> odd-splits (although no control protocol).
>
> Thanks & 73,
> Ken VA7KBM
>
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> Message: 12
> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:33:27 -0700
> From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>
> To: Ken M <va7kbm at outlook.com>, "amsat-bb at amsat.org"
>         <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] IC-2730A: Full-Duplex, Odd-Splits, SatPC32?
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> ?Ken,
>
> I have had an IC-2730A for almost a year. Nice radio for
> FM satellite work. Answering your questions...
>
> 1. Yes, it supports true full-duplex operation. Put the
> uplink and downlink in the two VFOs, and adjust the squelch
> and volume so you only hear the downlink VFO. Set PL tones
> as needed in the uplink VFO, and - if not using memory
> channels - confirm the tuning step is 5 kHz. You can also
> use narrow FM, should you decide to use that in either
> VFO (or both VFOs) when working AO-85.
>
> 2. No, you cannot program memory channels to handle odd
> splits where the transmit and receive frequencies are in
> different bands. You can program a receive frequency and
> the size/direction of an offset for a memory, but this
> requires both frequencies to fall within the same band.
> This is, unfortunately, a common "feature" with Icom radios
> made in at least the past 15 to 20 years. With access to
> both VFOs, including the separate knobs for each VFO, you
> don't have to flip-flop which VFO is the "main" VFO, or
> use function keys to go between the VFOs whenever you want
> to change something.
>
> 3. Other than a quick scan through the PDF manual, I have
> never looked into any CI-V functionality with this radio.
> I see CI-V settings listed for the radio, but that's probably
> as far as I will go with that. Manually adjusting the VFOs
> isn't difficult with this radio, given the separate controls
> for each VFO. I don't see any accessories listed that relate
> to CI-V in the manual; just the cloning cables and extension
> cables for the faceplate and microphone.
>
> The IC-2730A does not include a DATA port for 9600bps data.
> I think Icom was trying to keep this radio as a lower-cost
> 2m/70cm FM mobile, yet offering that and other options in the
> more expensive D-Star capable mobiles. Other than how Icom
> chose not to include a mobile mounting bracket and the kit
> to mount the faceplate directly to the radio "box", I like
> this radio.
>
> Good luck, and 73!
>
>
>
>
>
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> Twitter: @WD9EWK
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Ken M <va7kbm at outlook.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm looking for a mobile radio that, among other things, will work well
> > for FM satellites. I'm familiar with the Kenwood and Yaesu products, but
> > I'm interested in the ICOM IC-2730A. I've found it difficult to get
> > definitive opinions on these points:
> >
> > 1. Does it support true full-duplex operation? (It supports
> > "simultaneous receive", but is it full-duplex?)
> >
> > 2. Can you program memory locations with odd-splits? (It looks to me
> > like it doesn't.)
> >
> > 3. Can it be controlled by SatPC32? (It does support ICOM's CI-V
> > protocol, so I think a basic level of control might be possible.)
> >
> > As an aside, if I don't end up with the IC-2730A, I will likely get the
> > Yaesu FT-8900R - a much older design - but for sure does full-duplex and
> > odd-splits (although no control protocol).
> >
> > Thanks & 73,
> > Ken VA7KBM
> >
> >
>
>
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