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Re: SatPC32 with two Icom radio's...Help!!




Hi Michael,

Have you tried to use the auxiliary program found here:

"C:\Program Files\SatPC32\TxControllerD\TXController.exe"

I've used that to control 2 rigs at the same time...works pretty slick!  Maybe you can skin the cat this way instead?


Mark


>Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:18:41 -0500
>From: "Michael A. Tondee" <mat_62@netcommander.com>
>Subject: [amsat-bb]  SatPC32 with two Icom radio's...Help!!
>To: "Amsat-Bb@Amsat. Org" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>Message-ID: <000601c86f4f$2cd38ba0$6500a8c0@w4hij>
>Content-Type: text/plain;       charset="iso-8859-1"
>
>Hi,
>I'm hoping that someone on the board can help me because I'm having problems trying to get my setup to work. I am now the proud and happy owner of an Icom 820H and an IC706-MKIIG. I have built and tested  a CT17 type interface circuit and I have it hooked up and working. The problem I'm having is setting up the dual radio configuration of SatPC32. I've read the help file many times over but I cannot seem to get the radio addresses configured as Erich states. Going by the file I'm assuming the addresses should read $42 $58 in the top address box and $58 $42 in the lower box. Nothing I do will make this happen. If  I alter them to that configuration, as soon as I hit the "address ok" button the lower box changes and both both boxes read $42 $58. There is some reference to using the "mode menu" in the file but I can't figure out where it helps. Another question I have is, should the transceive option be turned off on one or both rigs? I've tried every combination I can think of
 .
> This is what I'm trying to accomplish if possible, I want be able to use 2 meters on the 820 as the uplink and 10 meters on the 706 as the downlink. Mode A Oscar 7 in other words. I want to be able to use a 2 meters on the 820 as the uplink  and use the 706 in concert with my mode S down converter for my downlink. I'd also like to be able to sometimes use the 820 as a stand alone sat rig without the 706 involved at all. That's the only configuration I can get working at all right now. I hope all of the above makes sense because I must just be totally missing something in the help file and I'm getting frustrated as I'm anxious to be back on the birds.
>Tnx for any help and advice anyone can offer,
>73,
>Michael, W4HIJ
>
>
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>
>Message: 11
>Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:25:01 -0500
>From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Navy to shoot down satellite
>To: "'Bruce Robertson'" <ve9qrp@gmail.com>
>Cc: 'AMSAT-BB' <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>Message-ID: <02c501c86f50$0e803850$42577a83@ewlab.usna.edu>
>Content-Type: text/plain;       charset="US-ASCII"
>
>> Some media reports are comparing the US Navy shoot-
>> down to the one that China conducted recently..
>
>Yes, because the media are clueless and don't take the time to
>investigate anything about details.
>
>> Do you have any knowledge or thoughts you can share?
>
>Only what was on NASA TV.  The diffeences are enormous.
>
>The chinese satellite debris starting at 800 km will be in orbit
>for the next 20 to 100 years during which time all of that
>depris will pass through the orbits of thousands of other
>satellites as it slowly decays.  These thousands of debris from
>the Chinese satellite, passing through the orbits of thousands
>of satellites will likely result in a few additional collisions
>that will in turn endanger additional satellites below them.
>
>The Navy Shoot down is going to be at about 130 miles, below ALL
>other satellites and the ISS and the Shuttle.  The majority of
>the debris will burn up within the next 2 orbits (6 hours or
>so)..  But just to be sure, they are going to wait till after
>the shuttle lands, because the shuttle does have to fly through
>that altitude to get home.
>
>
>Bob
>
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 12
>Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:37:49 -0800
>From: "Jeff Yanko" <wb3jfs@cox.net>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Shoot Sat - add
>To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>, "Clint Bradford" <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net>
>Message-ID: <000b01c86f51$d87f3ab0$6501a8c0@QUECREEK>
>Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="Windows-1252";
>        reply-type=original
>
>Is Red Fuming Nitric Acid another name for Hydrazine or are they 2 different 
>compounds?
>
>Jeff  WB3JFS
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Clint Bradford" <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net>
>To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:55 PM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Shoot Sat - add
>
>
>The satellite is outfitted with thrusters ? small engines used to
>position it in space. They contain the toxic rocket fuel hydrazine,
>which can cause harm to anyone who contacts it. Officials have said
>there is about 1,000 pounds of propellent on the satellite.
>
>Known by its military designation US 193, the satellite was launched
>in December 2006. It lost power and its central computer failed
>almost immediately afterward, leaving it uncontrollable. It carried a
>sophisticated and secret imaging sensor.
>
>
>Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359
>909-241-7666
>
>
>
>
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>Message: 13
>Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:37:42 -0800
>From: Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Shoot Sat - add
>To: "Jeff Yanko" <wb3jfs@cox.net>
>Cc: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>Message-ID: <A78A4735-B1C1-4397-A85D-2A8CCF1EF1E2@earthlink.net>
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>
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrazine
>
>Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359
>909-241-7666
>
>
>
>On Feb 14, 2008, at 1:37 PM, Jeff Yanko wrote:
>
>> Is Red Fuming Nitric Acid another name for Hydrazine ...
>
>
>
>
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>
>Message: 14
>Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:46:38 -0500
>From: "James C. Mankin" <n5x@psu.edu>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Shoot Sat - add
>To: Jeff Yanko <wb3jfs@cox.net>
>Cc: Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net>, amsat-bb@amsat.org
>Message-ID: <47B4B6BE.8060704@psu.edu>
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>They are different.  Nitric Acid is an oxidizer while Hydrazine (N2H4)  
>is a fuel or (probably in this case since no fuel
>has been mentioned)  a monopropellent.
>
>Jim   KB3KJ
>
>Jeff Yanko wrote:
>> Is Red Fuming Nitric Acid another name for Hydrazine or are they 2 different 
>> compounds?
>>
>> Jeff  WB3JFS
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Clint Bradford" <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net>
>> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:55 PM
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Shoot Sat - add
>>
>>
>> The satellite is outfitted with thrusters ? small engines used to
>> position it in space. They contain the toxic rocket fuel hydrazine,
>> which can cause harm to anyone who contacts it. Officials have said
>> there is about 1,000 pounds of propellent on the satellite.
>>
>> Known by its military designation US 193, the satellite was launched
>> in December 2006. It lost power and its central computer failed
>> almost immediately afterward, leaving it uncontrollable. It carried a
>> sophisticated and secret imaging sensor.
>>
>>
>> Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359
>> 909-241-7666
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>Message: 15
>Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:03:07 -0800
>From: "Jeff Yanko" <wb3jfs@cox.net>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Shoot Sat - add
>To: "James C. Mankin" <n5x@psu.edu>
>Cc: Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net>, amsat-bb@amsat.org
>Message-ID: <000b01c86f55$6178f740$6501a8c0@QUECREEK>
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>OK.  Just checking up on it.  N2H4 doesn't need an oxidizer to function and 
>can be used as a monopropellant.
>
>Jeff WB3JFS
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "James C. Mankin" <n5x@psu.edu>
>To: "Jeff Yanko" <wb3jfs@cox.net>
>Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>; "Clint Bradford" <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net>
>Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 1:46 PM
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Shoot Sat - add
>
>
>They are different.  Nitric Acid is an oxidizer while Hydrazine (N2H4)
>is a fuel or (probably in this case since no fuel
>has been mentioned)  a monopropellent.
>
>Jim   KB3KJ
>
>Jeff Yanko wrote:
>> Is Red Fuming Nitric Acid another name for Hydrazine or are they 2 
>> different compounds?
>>
>> Jeff  WB3JFS
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Clint Bradford" <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net>
>> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:55 PM
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Shoot Sat - add
>>
>>
>> The satellite is outfitted with thrusters ? small engines used to
>> position it in space. They contain the toxic rocket fuel hydrazine,
>> which can cause harm to anyone who contacts it. Officials have said
>> there is about 1,000 pounds of propellent on the satellite.
>>
>> Known by its military designation US 193, the satellite was launched
>> in December 2006. It lost power and its central computer failed
>> almost immediately afterward, leaving it uncontrollable. It carried a
>> sophisticated and secret imaging sensor.
>>
>>
>> Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359
>> 909-241-7666
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
>Message: 16
>Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:21:40 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
>From: "Gary Schuchardt" <gschuchardt@gp.hrcoxmail.com>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FT-847 Serial Port Communications
>To: "Keith N4ZQ" <n4zq@netzero.net>
>Cc: AMSAT-BB@amsat.org
>Message-ID: <47B4BEF4.000061.02424@EAGLEWINGS>
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>Hi Keith, 
>
>Everything is now working.  I have been experimenting with programs
>developed by Bob Freeth, G4HFQ at  http://WWW.g4hfq.co.UK. This includes the
>FTBasicMMO (memory management) and FTBCAT to control all the features of my
>FT-847 rig.  You can contact Bob, at mailto:bob.freeth@g4hfq.co.UK, if you
>have any questions and he will respond very quickly to inquiries.  I am
>pleased with the software, support and pricing too.  The other program that
>I tested was the FT-847 SuperCat, but price was a little high for me.  The
>software is compatible to many of types of transceivers; however, I am only
>concerned my current rig. I wanted to wait, until I had a chance to test the
>programs before I said anything about what software I was using.  I went
>ahead and paid a very small fee for one of the program and some others were
>free. I have about 36 channels already programmed into my rig memory for
>regional UHF and VHF repeaters.  Now, I am going to store various
>operational and semi-operational satellite frequencies into the FT-847 in
>some type of efficient arrangement or ordering to save precious time
>changing from one to the other.  G4HFQ has various programs that look real
>interesting after I get my main object done. 
>
>I have installed a new null modem cable and rearrange Com 1 and Com 2 so
>that the later can take care of my MixW logging and digital needs. I hope
>you find this information helpful.  Keep in touch and God Bless. Thanks
>again for your help. 
>
>Gary 
>N0EZH
>Chesapeake VA
>CEM Retired  
>
>-------Original Message-------
> 
>From: Keith N4ZQ
>Date: 2/11/2008 10:44:06 AM
>To: gschuchardt@gp.hrcoxmail.com
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FT-847 Serial Port Communications
> 
>Hey  Gary,
> 
>I've been looking for a long time a replacement FT-847 memory management
>program ,since I long ago lost one written by a Frenchman  called Edit.
> 
>Would you please tell me what program you are using to read and write memory
>information to the Yaesu FT-847?
> 
>Glad you got your issue with port communication taken care of.
> 
>TU  Keith N4ZQ
> 
> 
>-- "Gary Schuchardt" <gschuchardt@gp.hrcoxmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>I have a problem involving the 9 pin serial port on the back of my FT-847
>Yaesu transceiver.  When I try to use a null modem cable between the rig and
>my PC on either COM 1 or 2, the rig will not respond to compatible rig
>controller (CAT) nor a memory management program.  The COM ports have been
>tested as well as the use of two different PCs.  Neither null modem cable
>works. I have tried to use the Menu feature on the FT-847 to match baud rate
>between radio and PC COM port.  Has anyone had a problem like this with the
>Yaesu FT-847?  I would appreciate knowing.
> 
>Thank you.
> 
>Gary N0EZH
> 
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>Message: 17
>Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:32:11 -0500
>From: "John Marranca, Jr" <KB2HSH@amsat.org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Best coax for 2 meters
>To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>Message-ID:
>        <8edcdb130802141432i351e7e57r52b4edd07b3455b4@mail.gmail.com>
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>Ken...
>
>I have decent results with RG-6/U.
>
>It's cheap, it has decent attenuation figures at 144 MHz, and can be bought
>at Home Depot.
>
>And the /U rating means it can be buried.
>
>I'm sure some will differ with my way of thinking, but I have a flat 1:1
>match on my eggbeaters...and couldn't be happier.  (My FT-817ND is happy,
>too)
>
>John KB2HSH
>
>-- 
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>
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