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SATPC32

I am trying to get my 6700 to follow the doppler tracking from SATPC32, When I select CAT within the software and pick the frequency set I want the radio will change to those frequencies but will not continue to adjust as the frequency in SATPC32 changes. I have two CAT ports created in SMARTSDR CAT and have them configured as radio 1 and radio 2 in SATPC32 but no continous tracking, any suggestions?


Answers

  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Broomfield, COMember ✭✭✭

    Hi Larry, do you need to check the Satellite Mode box (Radio Setup panel) for tracking?

    73,

    Len, KD0RC

  • Larry _ W8LLL
    Larry _ W8LLL Member ✭✭✭

    I have tried all those settings, no differance.

  • Larry _ W8LLL
    Larry _ W8LLL Member ✭✭✭

    I have it working properly with the Satellites, I was trying to make it track with ISS and it will not for what ever reason.

  • Alan
    Alan Member ✭✭✭

    Your rig control settings look good.

    Since Satellites track and the ARISS does not, I would suspect your "DivOptions.sqf" file, line 2 is set to (-) for no CAT control if the satellite is below the horizon and the ARISS is below the horizon ( or caused by your Keppler File not being updated and SATPC32 has the incorrect actual position).

    Here is a screenshot of the DivOptions.sqf file, line 2. Default is (-) to not CAT track below the horizon. Change to (+) for CAT tracking always active.

    Next, look at your "Satellites" tab, look for which Keppler file you are using for ARISS, highlight the file and update that file, restart SatPC32:

    Alan. WA9WUD

  • Larry _ W8LLL
    Larry _ W8LLL Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2020

    Good info, I am stuck on the fact that my nasabare.txt does not include ARISS, I am new to satellites so I don't know the differance between ARISS and ISS if there is one. I have the current file from http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftp/keps/current/nasabare.txt

    When I try to download keps from the satellites menu this path doesn't exsist but I manually retrieved it from AMSAT and placed it in the C:\Users\homeconnect\AppData\Roaming\SatPC32\kepler folder.



  • Larry _ W8LLL
    Larry _ W8LLL Member ✭✭✭

    It is working with the ISS, Even with line 2 in the DivOptions.sqf file set to + the radio would only start to track when the ISS is in range.

  • Alan
    Alan Member ✭✭✭

    Did you shutdown and restart SatPC32? Necessary to put the new settings into affect.

  • Mark K0JM
    Mark K0JM Member ✭✭

    In NASAbare.txt it's ISS, not ARISS.

    To make satellite operation with a FlexRadio much, much easier, you should contact W0DHB about his FlexSatPC software. It has been written up a couple of times in the AMSAT Journal, although I couldn't find the exact issue in my quick search.

  • Larry _ W8LLL
    Larry _ W8LLL Member ✭✭✭

    I have flexsatpc but the installation instructions are not so clear for me.

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