[amsat-bb] Re: SATPC32 & Icom IC-910H Setting PL Tone Question

PE0SAT | Amateur Radio pe0sat at vgnet.nl
Fri Sep 6 02:55:12 PDT 2013

Hi Les,

You have to configure/check the SubTone.sqf file and then when this is 
you can use the T0/T1/T2 option within SatPC32. Default behaviour is T0 
no tone
T1 is normal TX behaviour and T2 arm the SO-50 timer.

Here some information from the SatPC32 Manual: 

Files which can be opened by the SatPC32 '?' menu
The following files can only be edited manually. They can be opened in 
the SatPC32 '?' menu  with the SatPC32 built-in editor or with Notepad:


SubTone.SQF This file contains the names and parameters of satellites 
that require a subaudible tone on the uplink signal for access. At 
present, the only satellites of this kind are SO-50 and AO-51. The file 
itself contains detailed hints how to be used.

Good luck

73 Jan PE0SAT

On 06-09-2013 11:15, Les Rayburn wrote:
> Happened to be up very late, trying to finish some work. My computer
> alerted me that SO-50 was rising, and even though it was 4AM, I
> thought I'd take a chance that someone might be on the bird.
> All efforts to raise the bird failed, even though it was a very high
> elevation pass. I realized that the bird had "timed out" and needed to
> be activated. Not something I was used to thinking about considering
> how busy SO-50 usually is. I searched in vain to try to figure out how
> SATPC32 was setting the 67.0 Hz PL tone. I figured I could modify that
> setting to make it transmit 74.4 Hz instead. But no joy.
> I know this can be set in the rig's menu, but I'd rather have a
> separate setting in SATPC32 for those rare passes when SO-50 is
> silent. Can someone walk me through how to edit the necessary file(s)
> and set this up? Thanks in advance from a night owl!
> --
> --
> 73,
> Les Rayburn, N1LF
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> Maylene, AL 35114
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With regards PE0SAT
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