I am interested in using the new FDX feature with satellites. Has anyone figured out how to interface SATpc32 with the Flex 6700 to provide Doppler correction to the up link and down link frequencies. I am using AO-07 mode A as a test bed (145.900 USB up/29.450 USB down).link
Hi John. I'm curious how you envision the SATpc32 program be interfaced
to the SmartSDR software? I've found having a PC with multiple
monitors comes in handy for such graphical programs. I typically run my
satellite tracking program (Nova) on a separate monitor.
bring up a good point about working the birds with a Flex. In my mind, something more important than Doppler correction (although that would be nice too) would be the ability for two slices to sync and track each
other, both in the normal and reverse directions for different satellite modes. Flex,
are these features a possibility for a future software build?
You can try SATPC32 in TS2000 mode directely to SmartSDR and doppler tuning will work, but TX/RX modes and CTCSS tones will not set correctly.
I've created some software that essentially intercepts SATPC32 TS-2000 commands and translates to PowerSDR/SmartSDR . It has been in use for several years with PowerSDR (Flex-5000) and for a year or so with SmartSSDR(6300,6500,6700).
Several radios eg. TS-2000, Icom910, 9100 have a satellite mode as suggested above, but in practice, most Satellite operators use external software like SATPC32 because it is easier to update orbital information, new satellite defnitions, etc.
Using SATPC32, tuning downlink frequency does also track uplink in inverting and non-inverting transponders.