SatPC32 and 9700

Discussion in 'Satellite and Space Communications' started by NG1I, Mar 18, 2020.

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  1. NG1I

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    Hello all,

    I'm trying to use SatPC32 IC-9700 for control of satellite doppler frequency automatically without spinning the radio dial but not sure if I need a CT-17 cable from remote jack in rear of radio to accomplish this

    I have used RT Systems to load all the satellites I use into 9700's memory via USB cable

    When a sat is in view the frequencies on SatPC32 are different from the ones I plugged in from the AMSAT beginners guide.

    I've re-read all instructions from documents out there, particularly from VE4SW.

    I'm in a stall and falling out of orbit.....any help for this old guy would be appreciated

    73
    Frank
    NG1I
     
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  2. VE3CGA

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    Frank , I'm going to email you my setup files
    In particular the doppler files for freq control. Also I'll give you some screen shots of how mine is setup
    I use an IC9100 but the radio setups should be very close


    check your email, Bob
     
  3. NG1I

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    Thank you very much Bob.......I'll let you know how I make out

    73
    Frank
    NG1I
     
  4. WD4ELG

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    Bob, can you plz also send the doppler files to me. Thanks.
     
  5. KB1PVH

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    You only need a USB cable.
     
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  6. K9JKM

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    Hello Frank,

    There is a how-to do IC-9700 with SatPC32 document posted at: https://www.amsat.org/station-and-operating-hints/ It is the very bottom article (since it was added most recently).

    Look for "The new Icom IC-9700 is a great satellite radio, but it can take some work to get up and running with SatPC32. Stefan Wagener, VE4SW, has written a guide to help you through the process of setting this radio up."
     
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  7. KS1G

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    I've had problems using the RT Systems cables for CAT control (experienced with IC-9100 and TS-2000). Regular USB works fine for SATPC32. I reserve the RT Systems cable/dongles for memory programming.
     
  8. WF0M

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    I've had success getting this setup on my 9700. I also purchased a special cable to get a waterfall display up and working on the PC as well. I'm still working on getting my first satellite QSO via an HT before I try with my 9700. I'm using a regular USB cable that I had lying around to do the RT systems programming and a special cable for connecting to the 3.5mm output of the 9700 to USB input on my PC.
     
  9. K5HS

    K5HS Ham Member QRZ Page

    well I followed directions to the letter and cannot get the scope function to work, with an error generated that the USB port is not recognized .

    The CIV cable works like a charm controlling the 9700 as it should.

    The USB port did control the radio initially, and I can undo the settings and go back to controlling the radio via the USB port and it works as it should.

    Oh well I just will use the scope in the radio, its a nice idea.
     
  10. K5HS

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    Since I cannot edit my post I am relying that I now have success!

    I un-installed the drivers and re-installed them (same drivers,, dont know) and now the scope works,, but it opens UNDER other windows so took me a few seconds to find it.
     
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