Re: Dx lab dxkeeper feature suggestion request

Bill Pence

I'm open to suggestions of other sat tracking options that work with dxlabs packages...

On Sat, Sep 7, 2019, 12:37 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
* More AA6YQ comments below


Dave, as an alternative to "Sat mode" support for the FT-847, you might want to consider a "SatPC32" transceiver (that would provide a generic satellite support).  Two clips from the web site:

> Further, the program provides a constantly active DDE interface, which
> allows third-party-programs to receive the antenna positions,
> frequencies and modes calculated by SatPC32.

> The frequency- and mode-control works with the following radios:
> Yaesu transceivers FT-736R, FT-847,   FT-817, FT-857 and FT-897,
> Kenwood transceivers TS-790E/A and TS-2000,
> ICOM transceivers IC-820, IC-821,  IC-910H und IC-9100,
> ICOM receivers and transmitters, that work with the same cat protocol
> (i.e. IC-275, IC-475).

DDE documentation <> (such as it is) is in the Documents page with demo code in the download.

+ I don't see either DDE documentation or demo code in the URL you've cited.

* I found the DDE documentation further down in the document you cited, and I found the DDE demo in the SatPC32 folder on my Windows 10 test system. SatPC32 will not control either my IC-706 or my IC-7200 -- neither of which is a Satellite radio. The DDE demo says "connected to SatPC32", but "**NO SATELLITE**" -- even though SatPC32 shows AO-73 selected in the upper-left corner of its Main window.

* From what I've seen of its user interface and documentation, SatPC32 looks like a poor choice as the satellite tracker with which DXLab interoperates.


              Dave, AA6YQ

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