[amsat-bb] SatPC32 questions, Part 1
w4upd at cfl.rr.com
Fri Jun 23 13:58:20 UTC 2017
To expand on my last comment, it looks like you can put in at least 12
groups. That adds up to a lot of satellites.
On 6/23/2017 9:16 AM, David Rush wrote:
> SatPC32 is a very powerful program, but many aspects of it are not at
> all intuitive or easy to decipher. I'll try my best to answer your
> questions. I'm still working out some kinks in my own setup, but I've
> learned a bit about it in the process.
> As far as I know yes, you're limited to satellites A-L regardless of
> I think the up/down arrows to the right of the frequencies must be for
> downlink correction (thus it doesn't change the uplink).
> Turning on V+ means that tuning the radio will feed those freqs back
> to SatPC32, rather than just SatPC32 to the radio. If you're tuning
> the radio's VFO but the computer keeps changing the radio back, then
> you need to turn V+ on.
> To save your corrected freqs to Doppler.SQL, open the CAT menu and hit
> "Change/Store Dataf File", then save either the uplink correction or
> the frequencies, or both. It's my understanding that you want to find
> the right uplink correction and store that instead of the downlink
> correction (although that's a bit more complicated when using a single
> Once you have the uplink calibrated, you can tune around the passband
> either by turning on V+ and using the radio's knob, or use the arrow
> keys (and numeric keypad) on the computer's keyboard.
> With a single 817, it sets the rig into split mode where it uses VFO A
> for receive and VFO B for transmit. It cannot tune a VFO that's not
> being displayed, so in order to tune the transmit it's got to switch
> from A (receive VFO) to B (transmit VFO), make the tuning adjustment,
> then switch back to A. Yes, it's very annoying. There's also
> (small?) risk of transmitting on the receive VFO, which could toast an
> external preamp if you have one installed. I solved this problem by
> using TWO 817s.
> 73, David, ky7dr
> On /20170621/ 21:48, Mark Lunday wrote:
>> I have a fully registered version, but I am still limited to 12
>> When I click on the "V" on the left and make it "V+" so that I can
>> correct the uplink and downlink frequencies, I try to change the
>> frequency using the up and down arrows under the 20, 100, 500, 1k and
>> 5k labels. But it only changes the downlink. Why?
>> Once I can hear my downlink and I toggle the "V" back to "V-" then
>> how do I save the corrected frequencies to Doppler.SQF
>> What if I want to use SatPC32 to tune around the passband and look
>> for other stations? What are the steps for that?
>> I want the Countdown window to attach to the right. It does that on
>> one computer, but attaches to the left on another.
>> I am using my FT817, and have the CAT working. When listening to
>> FO-29, I try to tune the VFO but it keeps putting me back on the
>> frequency shown in SatPC32.
>> Another weird behavior...in CAT control mode, it keeps jumping
>> between uplink and downlink frequencies. How do I stop this? Is that
>> the special FT817 configuration I need to use?
>> Mark Lunday, WD4ELG
>> Greensboro, NC FM06be
>> wd4elg at arrl.net
>> SKCC #16439 FISTS #17972
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