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SM0TGU
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IC-705

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Hi,
anyone got the IC-705 working with SDR-Console?
The Omnirig INI files can be found here: https://sm7iun.se/station/ic705/
But can not get this to work with SDR-Console. It works fine with PST Rotator.
//Lars SM0TGU

SM0TGU
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Re: IC-705

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Solved! I did an error when changing hex code in the config file. Works fine now.

k3uk
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Re: IC-705

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Lars, can you check your 705 with SDR-Radio Console satellite tracking? With my 705 I am not getting both uplink and downlink frequencies sent to the 705. VFO B does not change.
Andy K3UK

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Re: IC-705

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Andy, as I understand the satellite tracking from SDR-Console only tracks and doppler adjust uplink with external radio. The downlink you should use a SDR as the downlink is doppler corrected.
It seems that the VFO-B of the IC-705 can not be selected from SDR-Console with the current Omnirig INI file. But that is not a big issue, use VFO A in the IC-705 for the uplink frequency.

If you would like both uplink and downlink doppler correction with the IC-705 I can recommend PstRotator. It work very good and you can also adjust the frequency from the IC-705 at the same time.
73 Lars SM0TGU

k3uk
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Re: IC-705

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Thanks, Lars, that is VERY good information. It makes sense when I think about the whole concept of SDRC is for a SDR device to also be involved. I will try it both ways, as you suggest for SDRC and I will also look for PstRotator . I'm not getting into satellites in a big way, just some casual tracking with regular antennas here.

k3uk
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Re: IC-705

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Lars, since I would not need to control an antenna rotator, will PstRotator work with just the 705 ? I see there is a 20 Euro fee , so just want to make sure before I pay and download .
Andy K3UK

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Re: IC-705

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Yes, PstRotator is VERY flexible - you can use it without rotator. It has a full satellite tracking function. 20 Euro is a bargain.

I actually use PstRotator as rotor controller from SDR-Console. If using SDR-Console for the downlink, I use the external radio with IC-705 from SDR Console for uplink doppler control and let the SDR (Airspy) take care of the downlink.
And when I use my IC-705 for both uplink and downlink (FM satellites) I use PstRotator for full doppler control.

/Lars SM0TGU

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