[amsat-bb] Re: station setup

Simon Brown (HB9DRV) simon at hb9drv.ch
Sun Apr 29 01:20:46 PDT 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Fort" <eric.fort at gmail.com>
> What are the advantages and disadvantages of computer control for doppler
> shift and tracking?  is computer control of these parameters  good enough
> that  2 stations could ragchew on ssb without manual intervention?

Properly implemented, computer control will provide:

* Rotator control,
* Full Doppler correction.

And yes - you can rag-chew without turning too many dials but currently with 
FO-29 'resting' you'll only be able to use VO-52 and get up to 10-15 minutes 
quality time on a pass. (You shouldn't hog an FM-only satellite such as 
AO-51 or SO-50.)

P3E will be a different matter, you'll be able to talk for hours when it's 

Simon HB9DRV 

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