Thanks for the tip!
I did answer one of my two questions myself. I had failed to turn "CI-V USB Echo Back" ON in the IC-9700 settings, and without that, it won't do more than one step (I guess it fails to hear back from the radio that it succeeded). So turning that ON, allows it to correct for Doppler per the CAT Setting step size.
Still can't get the map to stay centered on my observer location.
73, Bob, WB4SON
On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 3:55 PM Jeff [email protected] wrote:
Hi Bob. Try resetting your USB connection by removing/ plug in the cable from the 9700 and restart SatPC32. I also had the same issue of the program following the sat instead of my location a few months ago when setting up a new laptop with SatPC32. Even though I had observer selected as the center map on it didn't take after a store and reboot of the program. I think it fixed it's self after a windows reboot.
73 Jeff kb2m
-----Original Message----- From: AMSAT-BB [email protected] On Behalf Of Bob via AMSAT-BB Sent: Monday, February 03, 2020 15:39 To: AMSAT-BB [email protected] Subject: [amsat-bb] Help with new SatPC32 Setup with IC-9700
I have just downloaded and installed a new copy of SatPC32 12.8d and registered it. I'm using it with a new radio as well, an IC-9700. I did all the things I thought I remembered to setup the program and radio, and it sort of works....
My problem is when the program starts up, it will shift the radio into the Satellite Mode (good), and if I toggle the "C-/C+" CAT ON/OFF command, it will take the calculated frequency and set the radio correctly (good). However the radio is frequency is never updated after that, despite having a CAT Tuning Interval of 30 Hertz for SSB. If I toggle the "C" command off, then back on, it will update once, but never again. The other interesting thing is the manual tuning controls (the arrows to the right of the frequency display on SatPC32) work all the time. Click up 1k and the Downlink changes by 1k.
All of the above seems to make me think that the radio and SatPC32 have been setup correctly (and are talking to each other), but I don't understand why I just get an initial frequency correction and nothing else. Likely some bone-headed thing I have forgotten to do. Any ideas?
The other odd thing is that I can't fix the map to be stationary on the observer -- it always follows the satellite. I've stored that setting and restarted several times.
Thanks in advance!
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