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Re: Efficient Planning of the FT-847 Memory Registers



Hi Gary,

You are barking up the wrong tree!

By far the best way to tune the radios is automatically via
auto-tuning. That way, you can always add new satellites,
you will always be on frequency, and you never have
to worry about silly doppler tuning.

Once you try auto-tuning, you will wonder why anyone would ever
do it any other way. It is much easier to manually point
the antennas than it is to tune for doppler so go for
it all the way. You will not be sorry!

73,
Tony AA2TX
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At 04:32 PM 3/2/2008, Gary Schuchardt wrote:
>Hi
>
>I am new at satellite communications.  I have the Yaesu FT-847 rig, the
>G-5500 EL/AZ rotator and the EA4TX RCI-SE rotator controller interface and
>NOVA tracking program.  I am using the MixW logging program.  My antennas
>are mostly M2 for satellite communications, including the 436CP30 and 2MCP14
>beams, and eggbeaters. The G-5500 EL/AZ has been arranged to also turn the
>MQ-36SR HF six band beam in the same direction as the M2 beams. It works
>great.
>
>I am sure that there are several AMSAT members that have similar equipment
>and especially using the FT-847 rig. The rig has 78 general purpose memory
>channels and 12 satellite memory registers.  Am I correct in stating that
>the rig's general purpose channels are not really good for satellite
>purposes and that I am limited to the 12 satellite memory registers?
>Scanning could be very helpful too.
>
>I am looking for the best way to program satellite frequencies into the rig
>for efficient and effective use of it's capabilities. If you have a listing
>showing how you arranged the frequencies, I would appreciate your sharing
>this information with me.  There must be some time saving involved in
>preplanning the satellites into the rig.
>
>Thank you.
>
>Gary
>N0EZH
>Chesapeake VA USA
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