[amsat-bb] Re: Single 817 with Sat32

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 09:57:47 PDT 2012

Hi Dave,

The article describes a way to work through the single radio shortcomings for satellite SSB operations.  It's quite slick--push a small button, and the uplink VFO is programmed to match the downlink you're tuned to.

The SATCAT kit by Mark WA8SME is going to be available through ARRL-ETP in two forms--board+PIC for $22, and full kit of parts for $40.50 (shipped).  Cheaper than an 897 ;)

Hopefully I will have several kits in hand at the AMSAT Symoposium in Orlando later this week, available for first come, first served!  (depends on USPS...) 

As I recall, Mark is pretty sure the SATCAT will work with the FT-857 and FT-897 as well (which as a single radio, will have the same issues on SSB birds at the FT-817).


Mark N8MH 

At 11:50 AM 10/22/2012 -0400, JHBRTOO at aol.com wrote:
>There's an article in October 2012 QST in which the author WA8SME speaks of 
> problems with this combination. Sounds like a timing problem or the like 
>and  does not look to be readily fixable. I was going to try just that setup, 
>but  will now add my 897 into the mix (when my laptop gets out of the 
>Hope this helps
>Dave WA6EKR
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