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Re: Re[2]: ao51 mode S tip



Lowell,
I to was suprised when I saw it on the same version .  The original that 
came
with the IC-PCR1000.  I have the Bonito sw also and could not find in there.
Can't wait to give it a try.... I just need to get my S band ant back up.

73
Dale/KL7XJ
AMSAT 30600

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lowell White" <whiteld@usa.net>
To: <cbuttsch@kcbx.net>; "David Giles" <vk5dg@corprit.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>; "Bryan Klofas-KF6ZEO" <bklofas@calpoly.edu>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 8:18 AM
Subject: Re[2]: [amsat-bb] ao51 mode S tip


> Good news!  It appears that he "AFC" buttion appears in the IC-PCR1000 sw 
> Rev 2.0 ("For Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP" itself.
>
> The magic button is located in the Mode/Vol pane just to the right if the 
> IF-shift skirt display.
>
> I'll try this out when I get the chance. Thanks for the tip!
>
> 73 de Lowell
> K9LDW
>
>
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> On 3/25/2005 at 6:05 PM Cliff Buttschardt wrote:
>
>>Very interesting David regarding the PC-1000 AFC.  You must be using
>>one of the aftermarket programs that appeared long after the one ICOM
>>shipped with the radio.  What might that be?  I will be most glad to
>>duplicate your results!   Cliff K7RR  LM 1606
>>
>>David Giles wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello All,
>>> Here's a tip that made my mode S reception easier.
>>> Yesterday was my first attempt on mode V/S with my BBQ grill mounted
>>> on the Az El rotators.  Previous attempts (all successful) had the
>>> antenna on a camera tri-pod - manual tracking and tuning.  The good
>>> thing about V/S is I only have to worry about the downlink, the
>>> uplink stays fixed.
>>> Well, the tracking worked, confirming my antennas are pointing in the
>>> right direction.  Signals very loud and QSB quite manageable.
>>>
>>> Now here's the tip.  Downlink is a pacific monolithic downconverter
>>> with inbuilt dipole and output around 450.2MHz into a PCR-1000.
>>> Just for an experiment I turned on the PCR-1000s AFC and lo and behold
>>> it tracked the doppler without missing a beat.  Very impressed.
>>> For the record, the uplink was <5W into a W4RNL moxon rectangle array.
>>>
>>> Now I won't have to worry about the downlink when I (eventually) get
>>> to try mode L/S.
>>>
>>> 73 de David VK5DG
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