[amsat-bb] Re: experience

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Tue May 8 07:03:27 PDT 2012

Okay, not wishing to sound like a broken record ;)

I think the Pegasus can use CAT control...not sure about SatPC32
controlling it, though.

Here's my sage advice(after something like 23 years of automating
satellite operations and experience...) If there is any way possible,
use real CAT control.

The problem with the button click thing is that sometime, somehow,
some way, it will lose track of where it is and your frequency won't
be even close...been there, done that...

But of course, if you want to do it as a proof of concept, or just a
fun project, my hat is off to ya!  Have fun...


Mark N8MH

On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 9:33 AM, Alan Beck <becka at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> Is there anyone out there with experience actually building and implementing the Push Button interface?
> It seems so simple to me and it can be used across different radioes.
> I just thought I may be able to use my Tentec Pegasus as the downlink if I simply run wire to the numeric pushbutton on the Tuning pod and create a closure on the button assigned to "tune up" etc.
> Now, to prove myself wrong.
> Alan
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