[amsat-bb] [Starcom-bb] SatPC32 Active Satellites

Jason Rearick jbr13 at md.metrocast.net
Tue May 10 21:08:11 UTC 2016

Les, I have only been working the birds for about a month now.  I started with FM and got my first SSB contact a week ago.  Here is my list of birds, and I think it will capture most of them.

For FM I believe there is only the two birds


AO-73 on weekends only
XW-2B is being worked but not often.

That’s my go to group right now.  I may try PSK31 on NO-85 soon.

Jason Rearick

From: Les Rayburn 
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 4:12 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org ; starcom-bb at star-com.net 
Subject: [Starcom-bb] SatPC32 Active Satellites

After a lengthy hiatus from the birds, I’m finally moving towards getting back on the air. Today’s first order of business was to upgrade to the latest version of SatPC32 to use with my Icom IC-910H.  

After installing the new software and updating Keps, I was shocked to see how long the list of available amateur birds had grown to. I “read the mail” on the AMSAT BB and the journal but can’t possibly keep track of everything in the sky these days. 

Can someone give me the “Satellite for Dummies” version of which birds i want to track? I’m not interested in doing a lot of digital work just yet—APRS through ISS is about as far as I’ve gotten on that trail. Mostly interested in SSB/CW and FM for now. 

I know I need to add Fox 1A, FunCube, and I think a couple of others, right? HELP! 


All help gratefully appreciated and accepted. 


Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 

Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA. 

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