[amsat-bb] sat remote

Mike Sprenger mikesprenger at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 03:12:09 UTC 2016


Yes, setup consists of:

Hardware:  (The only thing I bought new is the Arduino, patience is the

Windows 10 PC

USB Camera

Icom IC9100 with preamps
G5400 Rotor on 28' of Rohn 25

M2 Antennas

Arduino USB Rotor Interface with K5NG code and a home brew shield

Software -

SatPC32 (Radio/Rotor control)

(For Audio transport from the PC at the station to the remote PC

TeamViewer (Remote Access client - thanks Clayton W5PFG for this great find

An IC-910H or FT-847 or IC-820/821H with a SignalLINK(or equivalent sound
card) could be substituted for the 9100 for a single radio approach with a
USB to CI-5 interface to control the radio using SATPC32.

A dual radio approach could be workable, just need more work to get the RX
audio into the signallink and audio /PTT from the Signallink to the TX

I have USB camera in the station facing radio too so I can see the Radio
front panel when remote which is helpful, given skype is a video app, plus
the radio can see me looking at it via my laptop webcam when I'm not there
which could be considered to be important when giving "that look" at the
radio <grin>

Glad to discuss if its helpful to anyone.


On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 8:26 PM, Jeff Griffin <kb2m at arrl.net> wrote:

> Is anyone presently operating satellites remotely? If so what is your
> setup?
> Just curious, we just had a conversation about remote ops on XW-2A.
> 73 Jeff kb2m
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Mike Sprenger
(37.9167N  81.1244W is the Summit)

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