[amsat-bb] Flex 5000a w/SatPC32

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 16:11:11 UTC 2016


The Flex VU5K is almost a TS-2000 from a CAT standpoint, and you can get by with that.  SatPC32 tunes
the uplink and downlink fine.  However, there are several things you need to set manually, such as the
PL tone, TX transmitter VFO, modes, etc.  You can download a good explanation here:


Dave, W0DHB has written a translator program which sits between SatPC32 and the PowerSDR CAT to do the
needed translation, making it look like a real TS-2000.  He has made it available, and there may be a
AMSAT Journal article coming.

There are a few other quirks, such as the lack of a digital FM mode, and the need to tweak the
sampling rates and buffers to minimize latency, but once done it is a fine satellite rig.



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<Is anyone using a Flex5000a with second rx and V/U module  with SatPC32, or
<any other sat/rotor control software. I'm in the process of buying one and
<I'm interested in how anyone set theirs up for sat use.
<73 Jeff kb2m
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