[amsat-bb] SatPC32 parking frequency?

Dave Taylor dave.w8aas at verizon.net
Fri Oct 21 10:57:20 UTC 2016

As I recall, SatPC is frequency limited and won’t control a radio above 146.000.  There is probably a limit on UHF also, but I don’t know it.  I’ve never investigated to see if this is configurable somewhere.

Dave, W8AAS

> On Oct 20, 2016, at 11:07 PM, w4upd <w4upd at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
> I have attempted use SatPC to provide frequency parking at the end of any priority passes. Thanks to Alan, WA4SCA, he provided some data for simulation of a GeoSync satellite. I tweaked the values to provide what I needed for my locaation and it seems to work fine as far as the satellite always being in range and that it is selected when no other satellite with a priority of 1-9 is above the horizon.
> The problem I am having is that when I put the frequencies I want into DOPPLER.SQF. I entered the line:
> 	TestSat3,146520,436800,FM,FM,NOR,0,0
> The name matches the keps. etc. However, nothing displays in the Doppler window. My assumption at this point is that SatPC knows its a Geo or at least there will be no Doppler and doesn't display or use the entered values.
> Wonder if anyone else has any thoughts on this.
> The intent was to allow the radio to monitor local frequencies when no satellites were in range then switch as any came within range. Looks like this is not going to work.
> Reid, W4UPD
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