Icom IC-910H & SDR for satellite use using SoftRock
- I'm posting this query here for a friend who does not subscribe to this list yet. While I'm interested in what he's trying to do in adding panadapter features to his IC-910 using SoftRock hardware, please send your responses directly to him at the email address below.
Following up the paper from VK2DAG "IC-910H IF Tap for SDRs"
I decided to define what I would want in the next version of my amateur satellite station.
I currently use my Icom IC-910H controlled either by SatPC32 or Ham Radio Deluxe.
But what I really want is a panadapter receiver display similar to what I have on my FLEX-3000 for HF work. VK2DAG showed how to add a buffer to the IC-910 MAIN IF to drive a device to produce the necessary I/Q signals for the panadapter display.
My other requirements are:
Run under Windows 7-32 bit
Use the MAIN IF frequency of the IC-910 of 10.850 MHz
Have full Doppler tuning such as provided by SatPC32
Be able to click-tune the system by clicking on the panadapter and have the receiver and transmitter Doppler correction follow
One option might be the SoftRock Lite II Combined Receiver Kit <http://fivedash.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=5> adjusted to the IC-910 IF frequency.
I need suggestions on the SDR software which would interface with SatPC32, etc. and meet the other requirements above.