[amsat-bb] AMSAT FD 2014 debrief

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Tue Jul 1 13:35:05 UTC 2014


For the ISS, use the SatPC32ISS application instead of the main
SatPC32. That will appropriately control your radio for the ISS.


Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 9:31 AM, Bill (W1PA) <w1pa at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Floyd,
> Makes perfect sense. I wonder why, when ISS is selected, SatPC32 does not
> configure the radio to a single VFO with a non-standard repeater offset,
> rather than loading 2M into both VFOs in satellite mode.
> Should I have taken it out of Satellite mode manually?
> Something to research.
> Bill
> -----Original Message----- From: Floyd Rodgers
> Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 8:50 AM
> To: Bill (W1PA) ; amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AMSAT FD 2014 debrief
> The 847 does not allow dual in band operation. If you think about it you
> would need very respectable filtering more than 100db isolation between
> the transmitter and receiver to be able to pull this off. In effect you
> are asking it to be a repeater. It can do this only when transmit and
> receive frequencies are not on the same band because then it only has to
> deal with the much smaller 3rd harmonic signal.
> On 6/30/2014 9:57 PM, Bill (W1PA) wrote:
>> When I tried to run the  ISS passes (2m up and down), the 2nd VFO on the
>> FT-847
>> came up "reset" in the rig display when SatPC pushed the frequencies over
>> -- is that a rig issue or SatPC issue I need to discuss with Erich?
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