[amsat-bb] ICOM 9700 on FalconSat-3

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 14:09:23 UTC 2020

Hi Tony,

Quite a few of us have tried.  Briefly, NO.  We can receive at 9600 baud
sort of (quick explanation follows), but cannot get the radio to transmit
at 9600.

I don't think I was ever able to use the audio out of the radio (FM-D, etc)
into a real TNC and decode it.   Not sure anyone has...

To receive--use the IF via USB audio; use a program like SDR# with FM (all
filters off, 10-12kHz wide), feed that audio into hs_soundmodem that then
connects to PacSat Ground Station software.

Sadly, the fplks at iCOM are not responding to the request several of us
have made to figure out a way to get to work at 9600.  Surely it's
doable---but iCOM doesn't seem to think it's worth the time/investment...

Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
AMSAT Director and Command Station

On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 9:28 AM Tony via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>

> All:
> Is anyone using the ICOM 9700 to work FalconSat-3 with either a hardware
> or sound card modem? If so, can you please elaborate on your setup?
> The manual is a bit vague on 9600 baud operation.
> 73, Tony
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