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FLEX-6600 video overview of a FDX Satellite Setup with SATpc32
An overview and operation of the FLEX-6600 for AMSAT satellite work. In this example, we go over the highlights of a 2 transverter setup and use SATpc32 for the software control. The focus is on FlexRadio integration using SmartSDR CAT for radio control.
What is key is that the FLEX-6600 operates like 2 unique radios (VHF and UHF) and SatPC32 is controlling both VHF and UHF independently.
My station is a FLEX-6600, G5400 AZ/EL Rotator, ERC-M rotator controller, 13EL 13B2 on VHF, and Directed Systems 24 EL UHF antenna on a fiberglass boom.
Don AI6RE Member ✭✭
Very nice description of setting up for Satelite operation.
If you adjust the waterfall rate to show at least 10 minutes you can see the overall shift across the entire satelite pass. Shown below.1
Just ordered my Q5 Signal 144 transporter and will be purchasing a 440 in the future. Does HRD integrate with Flex for the doppler shift?0
HRD will easily communicate with the FlexRadio. You can now use SliceMaster to make the connection.
However, I tried to use HRD for satellite tracking and it didn't go so well. I found SatPC32 to actually work better. I might give HRD another shot.
What options do you order it with
Common RF HP (+$35.00)
IF Drive Level
-20dBm to 0dBm
0dBm to +20dBm
1W to 10W
Local Oscillator Stability
High Stability 0.28ppm (+$45.00)
Standard IF - 28MHz
Custom IF - Please Specify at Checkout (+$35.00)
Sequencer Enabled / AUX Port Installed (+$35.00)
LNA Bias on RF Coax (+$50.00)
PTT-H on IF Coax (+$25.00)
Switch-Selectable LO Freq (+$50.00)0
This is how I ordered mine. The other features are something you will have to decide if you require.
This will give you a Common IF Transverter with PTT by grounding the PTT lead and a 28Mhz IF.
The rest depends on what you may or may not do with preamps, etc. You can discuss this with Cory at Q5. He answers emails pretty quickly.
Just wanted something basic and that will work0
Thanks Mike U have me wondering about adding all this.0
So if I want to use 2 transverters wit a 6500 would I get split IF or common if transverters and do I get the 25w 75w or 150w output unit.0
I got it figured out . . . Gonna order that multiband unit . . . EXPENSIVE . . . MORE ANTENNA'S0
If you want to do Satellite work, you will need 2 transverters since you do run in Full Duplex so you can hear your downlink. You can't do that with the MultiBand one. And, yes, expensive but very well made.0
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