[amsat-bb] AMSAT FD 2014 debrief

David Taylor dave.w8aas at verizon.net
Tue Jul 1 13:43:38 UTC 2014

Your SatPC32 installation should include a program called SatPC32ISS, a special version designed for same-band operation.  Your radio should not be in satellite mode.

Dave, W8AAS

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On 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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