"Tuning the VFO with HRD's rig control works most of the time, but the Doppler correction will often snap back to the previous frequency" Aparently, this is not just a IC-9700 issue, the Manual Tuning behavior has been noticed for a very long time, it resets after a set number of seconds. As a general principle, when using the HRD suite, never touch the radio. To fine tune the uplink or pan the pass band, just use the sliders instead, HRD holds the correction until another frequency pair is selected.
GL es 73!Umesh, k6vug
On Saturday, November 21, 2020, 7:51:44 AM PST, Rafael Pena via AMSAT-BB [email protected] wrote:
Tony and all good morning.
Nice to see that you are keeping in touch with HRD staff.
I mentioned earlier that upon receiving the renewal notice (11/12) via email I declined it. Immediately received a 2nd response stating that a ticket had been opened.....I am still waiting today on a follow up. FYI, the Icom 9100 did not work either with HRD SatTracking and they blame it on Icom.
I have used numerous other software for tracking but prefer SatPC for its simplicity.
Let's keep the hope high.
73 es Happy Holidays
Rafael / NN3RP
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 01:36:42 -0500 From: Tony [email protected] To: AMSAT-BB [email protected] Subject: [amsat-bb] HRD Tracker Issue Tech Support Message-ID: [email protected] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
I received a response from HRD regarding issues with their satellite tracker and the ICOM-9700. They said that they were unable to provide support at this time since my support subscription had expired.
I asked if they resolved the problems with their tracker and the 9700 and I've yet to receive a reply. The consensus among users that I've spoke to is that the tracker doesn't function properly with this rig.
The main issue is that it doesn't allow the user to tune the radios VFO with the Doppler correction enabled. There is a provision for manual tuning, but it appears to have a bug since it works intermittently or not at all.
Tuning the VFO with HRD's rig control works most of the time, but the Doppler correction will often snap back to the previous frequency.
I'll report back as soon as I hear from HRD.
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