At 08:40 AM 10/29/2006, SV1BSX wrote:
during last couple of days I was looking for setup of ITUNE (v1.10) with an old RIG by using UP-Down Mic-buttons for Doppler correction. ...
But, If I change the command line with "rx", in irder to cover the Downlink of FO-29, the ITUNE does not correspond correctly anylonger! ("itune.cfg" command is now: rx micbutton 1 435.850 100). The ITUNE seems to accept the command for FO-29 without any obvious problem, but the Doppler correction does not work properly (symptom: always ITUNE trying to correct the frequency, even the Sat is "out of range". Always "Tuning Complete" LED is OFF !)
I just tried this and it works perfectly. I think you may be confused because it takes a long time to complete the tuning.
A mic button radio tunes at a maximum rate of 9 clicks per second. This is the fastest rate that you can reliably tune most radios with the mic buttons.
The beacon of FO-29 is 435.795 MHz. If you use your command line:
rx micbutton 1 435.850 100
then the radio has to be tuned by 55KHz in 100 Hz clicks which takes more than 1 minute at 900 Hz/Sec.
A better command line would be:
rx micbutton 1 435.795 100
which will only take a few seconds to complete tuning.
And once more question: the Doppler correction is it possible for several Satellites without changes in "itune.cfg" or just for this one which included in to command-line of "itune.cfg"?
You can set a different radio config command for each satellite if you want to so you never need to have multiple copies of the itune.cfg file. This is mostly useful for micbutton radios so you can set a different start frequency for each satellite. I would suggest starting with the beacon as this will require the least amount of tuning to lock.
To do this, just put the radio command line after the satellite transponder info. You can also have a default if you like which will be in effect unless you put something different for a particular satellite.
If you have any more questions, please send me email.
73, Tony AA2TX