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Re: CAT and the TS-2000

The Kenwood hint file suggests the settings that you are using, and Erich 
says that the TS-2000 works flawlessly at 57600 baud, but your port 
replicator might be a little "flakey".  I'd suggest trying a higher delay 
value, going up in small increments, and see if it starts to work right.

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Davis" <k4aaf@charter.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:52 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] CAT and the TS-2000

> Two local radio clubs are planning a joint FD this year, and I'm getting a
> "new and improved" portable Sat station together.  The mechanical aspects 
> of
> the project are on track, but I need some advice regarding 
> software/hardware
> issues with CAT.
> For this year's operation, I've been trying to do our team a big favor and 
> get
> CAT working with my TS-2000X and SatPC32 running on my Dell laptop.  The
> laptop of course does not have a native serial port, so I'm using a Targus
> port replicator.  Both the radio and SatPC32 are set for 57600 baud.
> When I get the radio and software running and turn on the CAT, the radio 
> goes
> into SAT mode, jumps to the frequency indicated on the laptop--and DOES 
> update every second or so.  Instead, it either updates about every 15 
> seconds,
> or not at all.  If I switch off the CAT command on the SatPC32 panel and
> switch it back on, the same thing occurs.  I've tried this with Trace set 
> on
> and set off.  I've varied the CAT delay between 0 and 20.  The little 
> serial
> light on the port extender is blinking about once a second.
> I've also tried reducing the baud rate setting of the radio and the 
> "radio"
> menu in SatPC32.  If anything, things get worse.
> I'm wondering if there is some other setting besides Menu 56 that needs to 
> be
> addressed with the radio.
> The SatPC32 version is 12.4a, should that be relevant.
> Any suggestions would be most gratefully received and appreciated.
> Thanks to all in this group and its discussions, from which I have learned 
> so
> much during the last year of lurking.
> 73,
> Jim, K4AAF
> ----
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