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Re: Icom IC-7000 for satellite /P ?



   I guess I will answer this one here. Yes with Erich's assistance I got 
the 7000 working with another Icom TRX, an IC-910 on one comport. If you use 
two Icom radio's with Erich's program you simply set different addresses to 
the rx and tx in SATPC32. If both radios use similar command sets. the 910 
and 7000 do , it will work seamlessly. You tune one TRX and the other one 
follows. Only problem I had was that I had to put the 910 in single band 
mode, otherwise it would cause SATPC32 some problems, as to who is the main 
band, in the 910. But after I figured that out, it worked flawlessly. One 
big advantage of the 7000 is it has IF DSP on 2m and 70cm. Also the near 
real-time bandscope works well enough so that I could tell the difference 
between a CW and phone signal.  As previously stated here, this setup would 
be the cat's meow on a HEO...
 Will this work with different brand radio's, and two comport's? I don't see 
why it wouldn't work with any two TRX's and two copies of SATPC32 running, 
or Erich's TxController_VB. I  have done this with my 847 and 910 also with 
no problems.


73 Jeff kb2m


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Erich Eichmann" <erich.eichmann@t-online.de>
To: "kb2m" <kb2m@comcast.net>
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 7:30 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Icom IC-7000 for satellite /P ?


> Hello Jeff,
> perhaps you read PH7AT's mail below on AMSAT BB.
> Do I remember correctly that you got the IC-7000 working with SatPC32 and 
> with a 2nd radio for TX using 2 different Icom addresses?
> As far as I see that should allow full duplex operation and transparent 
> tuning (that means with SSB sats the RX can be tuned with the VFO and the 
> program tunes the TX to the right uplink frequency).  With the tool 
> TxController full duplex and transpartent tuning should be possible event 
> with radios of diffent brand.
>
> vy 73s. Erich, DK1TB
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andre PH7AT" <ph7at@ph7at.net>
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 9:08 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Icom IC-7000 for satellite /P ?
>
>
>> Just read about the Icom IC-7000 portable transceiver.
>> It is a very small HF to 70cm transceiver so in theory could be nice for 
>> portable (satellite) operation.
>> If I'm reading the documentation correctly however, it's not a full 
>> duplex transceiver. It can do split
>> but not full duplex cross-band operation. Am I correct on this?
>>
>> Is anyone using this rig for (portable) satellite operation (maybe in 
>> combination with a seperate receiver)?
>> I would like to hear your opinions.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> 73, Andre PH7AT.
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