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RE: Digital station setup help



Hi Jamie,

One of the options is to use the programs for a single task (only).

Use SatPc for doppler control,

Use unitrac for the rotor, and use WISP only for initially setting up the
TNC and the satellites and MSPE.

When the sat is AOS just run MSPE for your TNC. Don`t start GSC after the
initial setup.

This works well for me, however, it means manually starting MSPE once the
bird is in sight.

73, Stefan VE4NSA


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On Behalf
Of James C. Hall, MD
Sent: January 14, 2006 4:33 PM
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Digital station setup help

Hello:

 

I've spent a good part of the day trying to setup the software and hardware
so they will play nice together with Wisp. First I set up Wisp as per the
instructions in the new Digital Satellite Guide. Everything went smoothly
except the times for my chosen birds (AO-51 and GO-32) are way off - as if
the keps or station location (long/lat) didn't take. I'm using Wisp
presently as a demo until I get my registration from AMSAT.

 

I have been using a Uni-trac interface with my FT-847. I have been using the
unitrac applet and SatPC32 for voice operation. This requires me to run my
FT-847 direct serial connection to my computer, so the unitrac runs the
rotor and SatPC32 runs the radio. Now with Wisp, I have a 3rd program to
run. What is the correct way to interface all this ?? If I set the Rotor in
Wisp to DDE and the Unitrac Config file to DDE, I can track the bird in the
sky.  But what about tuning the radio ? I don't see anything in Wisp to
chose radio, com port, etc to Doppler control the radio, and I'm not sure
you can have 2 DDE links to one program.

 

Little help please !

 

73, Jamie

WB4YDL
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