Purpose:

The purpose of this sheet is to provide a one stop page listing all steps, equipements, and details to complete a sucessfully amatuer radio satellite communication operation.

Equipment Checklist

Paperwork

Icom IC-W32A Specific Settings

These notes are of specific use to my setup.

AO-85 Operation

  1. Set the sub channel to "AO-85 RX". This is the 2M downlink and will not be adjusted.
  2. Set the main channel to "AO85 TX1". This is the 70cm uplink and will be adjusted as the orbit progresses.
  3. Insure that the radio is set to full duplex by pressing the power and [(H/L)SET]. Press [(TONE)V) until CB is shown. Use channel to rotate to FULL CB. Power off to complete settings.

SO-50 Operation

  1. Set the sub channel to "SO-50 RX1". This is the 70cm downlink and will be adjusted as the orbit progress.
  2. Set the main channel to "SO-50 TC". This is the 2M uplink and will not be adjusted as the orbit progresses.
  3. Insure that the radio is set to full duplex by pressing the power and [(H/L)SET]. Press [(TONE)V) until CB is shown. Use channel to rotate to FULL CB. Power off to complete settings.

Reference Material

My Blog.

SO-50 Ref.

AO-85 Ref.