[amsat-bb] FT-991/SatPC32 CAT Support
normanlizeth at gmail.com
Sun Nov 5 05:53:32 UTC 2017
Have you tried to set it (the FT-991) as any other (I'd try all of
them, fiddling with the other settings as well!) Yaesu radio in
satpc32? Some manufacturers have common subsets of commands.
I'm assuming that HDSDR is running on a pc and that it is emulating a
TS-2000 (satpc32 set up the same way)?
The SDR's usually need some filtering on the front end to keep local
RFI and transmitter harmonics at bay. Easy enough to find. A little
work to get it tuned, though.
One of my rotators is a G-5400 on a tripod with casters. Rolled it
into and out of the garage. Great for testing antennas and the like.
On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 2:13 PM, Kevin Rich <kevin.rich at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been a Ham for 30+ years and just now getting started with the
> satellites. I have made about a dozen contacts using SatPC32 and the ICOM
> IC-9100 with just a PAR Electronics OA-144 Omniangle for the VHF downlink
> and Diamond NR770HB for UHF uplink. Both are just sitting on the back
> porch. These are obviously not the best antennas for satellite work but I
> live in an HOA controlled community and don't have much other option so I
> plan to operate portable when I can.
> That leads to my question. I have SatPC32 with the SDRPlay RSP2 and HDSDR
> configured as a downlink and am hoping to be able to use my FT-991 (not A)
> as the uplink but I am unable to find a way to get it to work with the
> software. Is it possible to get it working or does anyone have ideas of
> other options that might work? I'll be operating portable with the Arrow
> satellite antenna.
> Having a great time and looking forward to working some of you on the birds.
> K3GYK / DM79nx
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