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Re: CAT-questions



Hello Alf,
steer your IC-706 for RX with SatPC32 directly and the FT-817 for TX with
the tool TxController that comes with SatPC32. The file TxController.Exe is
contained in the sub folders TxControllerD or TxControllerVB in the SatPC32
program folder and it can be run in these folders (for a quick start drag a
shortcut on the desktop).

Setup SatPC32 to steer your IC-706 for RX and setup the tool TxController
for your FT-817 (COM port, model, baudrate).  There are 2 versions of
TxController. The file in the subfolder TxControllerD can be used with
Windows XP, with Win98/ME use the file in the sub folder TxControllerVB.

First start SatPC32, then start TxController and click "OpenLink".
TxController should then display the TX frequency and mode and steer the
FT-817. When you tune the IC-706 with the VFO knob (or mouse or keyboard) or
change the satellite the program should automatically tune the FT-817 to the
new uplink frequency and mode.

With SSB satellites (HAMSAT, FO-29) you can automatically calibrate and save
the uplink frequency value in Doppler.SQF for best audio pitch of your own
signal as usual with the "Upl.Corr." controls in the menu "CAT".

vy 73s, Erich, DK1TB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alfred Green" <nu8i@cox.net>
To: <AMSAT-BB@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 4:14 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] CAT-questions


> Greetings,
>
> I have had more fun on VO-52 over the last few days, now with an AZ/EL
> mounted 4ele/145 and 11ele/435. Excellent signals, even at the horizon.
> I am using an FT817 on Tx and a IC706+preamp on Rx. So far everything
> has been controlled manually. Watching me in the shack, you'd think I
> was doing an octopus impression!
> It will be a while before I can automate the antenna tracking, but if I
> can get the radios under control to handle the tuning that would make
> life so much easier.
> So far I have been using an old copy of IT for the predictions, but I am
> leaning towards purchasing a copy of Satpc32, which seems to do
> everything I would need.
> Except for one thing. I can't find a way to control two different types
> of radios. No problem with the 847/910/2000 etc beasts, or common CI-V
> units like a IC275/475, but how do I handle an Icom on one port and a
> Yeasu on the other? Perhaps it is in the manual, but I can't find it.
> I am aware of the difference between the Icom(common R/T)/Yeasu(split)
> physical interface, and could easily handle the hardware, but how can I
> use the software to drive both at the same time?
> Back in the old Oscar 6/7/8 days we didn't have computers available but
> still managed to make lots of contacts. Perhaps I'm getting lazy nowadays!
>
> 73,  Alf  NU8I
> Scottsdale AZ DM43an
> ( G4ABB/ON8KL/VK6GA/PZ5AG etc,  160-10Gigs )
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