[amsat-bb] Re: Help Hawaii get on AO73 (FT-847 SatPC32 issues

Erich Eichmann erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Wed Dec 4 01:07:11 PST 2013

do you have the same problem with FO-29 and VO-52 (you can check that 
without these sats in range)?
Send me a copy of your entries for AO-07  in Doppler.SQF, please.

73s, Erich, DK1TB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Smith" <dukenuke at pixi.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 11:48 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Help Hawaii get on AO73 (FT-847 SatPC32 issues

> Aloha
> For years I have run HRD and SATPC32 in conjunction. HRD controls my 
> Doppler and SatPC32 controls my rotator (tracking).
> In light of several new birds it seems prudent to operate  my Yaesu FT847 
> with only one software package. I understand how to
> add birds, keps, frequencies etc into SatPc32 so that is the program of 
> choice.
> With my radio in the non satellite mode (APRS happened to be on both the 
> xmit and recv side 144.390)
> 1. When I start up SATPC32 the radio goes into the Satellite MODE (good). 
> In today's case AO7 was the bird active in the program.
> 2. The UPlink and Downlink DOPPLER are moving correctly on the computer 
> screen within SATPC32.
> 3. The FT-847 receive VFO (main VFO) has the correct frequency for example 
> AO7 (145950 MHz USB) and it is running properly with the
>    Doppler frequency changes.
> 4. The FT-847 transmit VFO (sub VFO) has some random frequency displayed 
> (145962 FM): This VFO frequency is stable and not following
>    the Doppler changes I see on the xmit frequency of SatPC32.
> 5. If I xmit (PTT) the transit side of radio displays ERROR.
> 6. Under setup> radio setup the CAT delay is 20, Satellite MODE is checked 
> and the radio is correct.
> A brief check of the Operating manual doesn't appear to acknowledge 
> software control per se.
> I just need to get the xmit piece functional.
> Any insight, recommendations, suggestions greatly appreciated. Mahalo
> Respectfully,
> robert smith, NH7WN
> Honolulu
> PS: Due to computer overload fm the BBS and EME bbs and others I 
> "disconnected" , it may be best to email me directly at dukenuke at pixi.com 
> if you have comments. Mahalo
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