RSOC Satellite Station

Satellite communications with voice, CW, and digital modes. Includes Low Earth Orbit satellites as well as the International Space Station. Direct access to the Anchorage MESH network is provided.

Our satellite radio is the ICOM IC-9700.

Built with the VHF/UHF weak signal operator in mind, the IC-9700 is an RF direct sampling receiver for 2m and 70cm.

Antenna switches for the ICOM IC-9700. Separate antennas for VHF and UHF.

The LVB Tracker Box provides an inexpensive, reliable interface between Windows, Macintosh, or Linux computer tracking software and the popular G-5400, G-5500, and G-5600 Yaesu azimuth and elevation rotators. The front panel LCD shows the current and future directions of the antennas.

Convenient buttons allow manual control. The unit is powered by the rotator control box though the provided DIN cable.

For fully automatic tracking, the unit supports either a standard serial port, or an optional USB connection to the computer. The LVB Tracker uses the standard communications protocol used in the Yaesu GS-232 and units which support the EasyComm protocol. Since this is a standard protocol used by most tracking programs, the unit will not become obsolete because of changes to operating systems and hardware. Popular tracking programs such as SATPC32, Orbitron, NovaTrack, and MacDoppler are just a few of the compatible programs. Firmware updates are free and can be done by the user. With the LVB Tracker and a compatible control program, you can concentrate on communicating.