[amsat-bb] Re: AEA PK-96
Mark L. Hammond
marklhammond at gmail.com
Sun May 8 17:36:38 PDT 2011
While I don't know the TNC personally, from a quick look at the specs it should work fine at either 1200 or 9600.
Here's the catch--there really aren't any digital satellites to work :( With the fairly quick decline of AO-51 (which is the only 9600 bird still functional at 9600, but rarely running that mode...) I'm not sure I'd spend a bunch of money to get ready for satellite packet activity.
There was a bit of 1200 activity with HO-68, but it has been running a beacon only for many weeks now. If you want to copy IO-26 telemetry, you'll need a PSK modem for that (or use MixW).
Soooo....yes, I've been running Wisp under Win7 just fine, but there really isn't much you can do with a TNC and satellites righ now!
Who knows what the future holds for digital satellites...hopefully something!
At 12:22 PM 5/8/2011 -0500, N0JY wrote:
>I've not yet done any digital satellite work, and I'm getting an itch to
>head that direction. Slowly it will be, and I have a few questions that
>I haven't been able to resolve on the internet.
>A local ham has an AEA PK-96 he has offered me. Is this older TNC
>suitable for the various modes of satellite packet on the current
>birds? Also, is WiSP the software I would want to use and does it run
>on Vista and Windows 7?
>Thank you for your help.
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