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

Erich Eichmann erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Fri Sep 6 05:26:52 PDT 2013

Hello Les,
with the settings that come with the SatPC32 12.8b setup file you can switch 
on the 67.0 Hz and the 74.4 Hz  sub tones
of the IC-910H. While tracking SO-50 click the SatPC32 "T" control (in the 
uppler left part of the SatPC32 main window) to "T1". That will switch on 
the 67.0 tone. Click "T2", that will switch on the 74.4 Hz tone. Clicking to 
"T0" will switch off the tone.
Important: I suppose you have the American version of the IC-910H. So, make 
sure that you have installed the English program version for AMERICAN 
users!. The European English program version doesn't  set the tone 
frequencies of the American  version of the IC-910H, because the tone 
frequency setting commands are different.

The program stores the sub tone frequencies in "SubTone.SQF" in the SatPC32 
data folder. The file contains already the necessary  settings for SO-50.

73s, Erich, DK1TB

 Original Message ----- 
From: "Les Rayburn" <les at highnoonfilm.com>
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Sent: Friday, September 06, 2013 11:15 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] SATPC32 & Icom IC-910H Setting PL Tone Question

> 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!
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