This is an interesting article. Would have to buy a 1500 and 2 transverters tho
No. SmartSDR does not have a satellite mode of operation where it compensates for the type of transponders or accommodates for the Doppler shifts. You will need a third-party application to do that.
"And can full duplex be run off of 2 different antenna ports (Xverter and Ant2 for example)?"
Yes, but I would be very hesitant to connect a transverter to an antenna port that has the possibility to frying your transverter. I would setup the downlink on an RX only port.
The answer is Yes, you can do sattelites in full dúplex with SmartSDR new versión 1.5.1. With the program SatPC32 configured as it is sending CAT commands to a Kenwood TS-2000, you can use SmartSDR with two transverters and work full dúplex (144 and 432).
I am using a 6500 and I am receivng through RXA port only and transmiting with XTVR TX port. Both transverters (432 and 144) have TX IF connected in parallell and you can select which one has PTT activated with both connected to 6500 PTTs ports . With 6500 I need an external coaxial relay to select which transverter RX IF is connected to the single RXA port for reception and show in Slice A.
If you own a 6700 you can have both transverters connected with one RX IF to RXA and the other RX IF to RXB and do the same transmission in parallell through XTVR ouput, selecting the one to be activated by the concerning panadapter and slice B.
SATPC32 sends CAT commands to two open slices A and B without any problem and corrects for doppler in RX and TX at the same time on both.
If you own a 6300 and try do do it with ANT2 or ANT3, you can do it as well, but it is very likely that you will forget someday to reduce power output to 0 and you'll fry your transverter.
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It will be done similar to whats in this article, I chatted with Ron W5RNK a little bit and he ran his 6300 the way ill end up setting mine up before upgrading to a 6500. The rig will have to be controlled via some software but itll work. I think there will be an updated article before too long on the amsat page.
Any coax relay will do they run a tad under 100$ at the surplus websites.