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Re: Digital station setup help



 I too have given up on automated multi satellite digital operation. This is 
not a problem as we don't have a whole lot of digital sats(PACSATS) online 
right now. At the apex of digital sats their were at least 5 operational. 
As I speak this morning,  there are none. I switched to single sat manual 
when I moved up to XP. There are ways to run auto, see WiSP DDE , I haven't 
tried to as I have no need but there has been talk about running it here on 
the SIG. I did a quick look but came up empty. I use SATPC32 for Doppler, 
and ant pointing, and just run MSPE for PACSAT use. Run WiSP for initial 
setup of MSPE...

73 Jeff kb2m

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James C. Hall, MD" <heartdoc@nwtcc.com>
To: "'Stefan Wagener'" <stefan_wagener@hotmail.com>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 1:25 AM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Digital station setup help


> Hi Stefan:
>
> This seems like the best idea for me as I don't plan, at this time, to set
> up automated operation ... but it would be nice someday !
>
> Thanks and 73, Jamie
> WB4YDL
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On Behalf
> Of Stefan Wagener
> Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 5:05 PM
> To: 'James C. Hall, MD'; amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] 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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