[amsat-bb] Kenwood TM-710 for Falconsat?
n8hm at arrl.net
Fri Nov 3 21:31:50 UTC 2017
You are absolutely correct, Scott!
I could keep a separate window open to make digipeater transmissions
as well. I just don't plan to do so while I'm trying to get BBS
uploads and downloads going, especially since I'm holding the antenna
and trying to manage all this!
On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 5:19 PM, Scott <scott23192 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I'm going to be trying the BBS, not the digipeater
> Hey guys! Don't forget that it's not one or the other. I'm not familiar
> with how to use PB/PG yet, but at least with WiSP, it pretty much runs
> itself. So, you're free to work "ISS-style" QSO's with UISS at the same
> Yes, on some of the higher passes I've been quick enough to view the
> refreshed directory list and mark a message or two for "Priority" download;
> sometimes there is enough time left for them to download but so far, more
> often than not, newly requested downloads happen on the next pass.
> Of course everything I just said assumes a Windows computer. I would also
> like to learn more about PB/PG, so thanks in advance for any learnings that
> you all might share as time goes by.
> -Scott, K4KDR
> On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 5:02 PM, Tony <dxdx at optonline.net> wrote:
>> I'm going to be trying the BBS, not the digipeater. Please feel free to
>>> leave me a message!
>> That makes things easier - just finished typing up a short message. I
>> should make the 23:00z pass.
>>> I'll be using a laptop with Linux and PB/PG, but when i figure it all out
>>> and get some scripts written to automate the lengthy number of commands you
>>> have to type in to get it all working, I'm going to be trying it with my
>>> PocketCHIP. An extremely portable way of sending and receiving messages via
>>> FalconSAT! 73, Paul, N8HM
>> PocketChip looks interesting - certainly small enough for portable work.
>> Any chance of recording a short video while accessing Falconsat with this
>> Tony -K2MO
>>> On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 4:17 PM, Tony <dxdx at optonline.net <mailto:
>>> dxdx at optonline.net>> wrote:
>>> The TM-D710 can do full duplex with it's internal TNC. Include
>>> "FU ON" in the KISS initialization string (which essentially
>>> just turns off DCD sense).
>>> Sounds similar to how the TS-2000's internal TNC to worked when I
>>> used it to work Pacsats years ago. I guess the only obstacle would
>>> be tuning steps i.e., does the TM-710 allow small tuning steps in
>>> 5 KHz or less on 70cm.
>>> I plan to attempt this with my TH-D72 either tonight or later
>>> this weekend. The TH-D7A will do full duplex in standalone
>>> APRS mode, but not in packet mode. 73,Paul, N8HM
>>> If you specify which pass, I'll send you a short APRS message Paul.
>>> Tony -K2MO
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