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Re: Doppler tuning software

Satscape 1.88 B3 = FREE
works on my ft-847
On a personal note, I think if Scott would program
Satscape to control radios his software would take
over the market.

144.214 USB
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Estes Wayne-W10191" <W10191@motorola.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 6:34 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Doppler tuning software

> Ben KB9F wrote:
>   Are any of you using software Doppler shift tuning on the FT-847?  What
> Wayne W9AE replies:
> I can highly recommend two Doppler tuning programs that require only a
serial cable to tune most satellite radios: InstantTune and SatPC32.
> InstantTune is a free companion program for the popular DOS tracking
program InstantTrack.  Once configured it is extremely easy to use.  Just
press the "R" key on your computer to start tuning the radio.  Advantages:
Easy to use, free, "transparent" tuning and TX offset adjustment via the
radio knobs.  Disadvantages: no frequency display on the computer, and the
map screen doesn't run in a window on most new computers.  InstantTune can
be downloaded from the AMSAT-NA web site.  InstantTrack can be purchased
from the AMSAT-NA web site.
> SatPC32 is a 32-bit Windows satellite tracking program that has built-in
Doppler tuning capability.  It has on-screen display of uplink and downlink
Doppler shift, and of "antenna" uplink and downlink frequencies (corrected
for any up/down converters).  Advantages: "transparent" tuning, great
frequency displays in a compact window, integrated to the tracking program.
Disadvantages: For the FT-847, the TX offset must be adjusted via keyboard
or mouse.  You can see screen shots and download the demo version of SatPC32
from http://www.dk1tb.de/indexeng.htm   You can purchase the complete
version from Martha at the AMSAT office.
> If you prefer to use NOVA, you can purchase the "W6IHG Radio Tuner"
program to do the Doppler tuning.
http://www.shentel.net/designs/RadioTuner/   It displays lots of frequency
information on the computer screen.  I don't know if the latest version
supports "transparent" tuning or not.  With the early version that I tried,
the only way to tune across the transponder was via mouse click/drag.  I
couldn't tune across a transponder using my radio's tuning knob (my strong
> Wayne Estes W9AE
> Mundelein, IL, USA
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