[amsat-bb] Re: CW from an FM HT
John W Lee
k6yk at juno.com
Sat Oct 28 16:06:35 PDT 2006
A lot of the time, you don't have to QSY much on CW,
so the step isn't all that super important. Just pick a spot and
give out a few CQ's. Of course you have to have some other
receiver than the HT unless it receives SSB/CW.
(I used to get some SSB/CW QSO's on the old birds)
Call CQ on CW and get a SSB answer or vice-versa.. Of course
at that time most folks could copy CW.
> I was doing some testing here at home with this. I used an IC-W32A
> and IC-T7H
> with a straight key plugged into the mic jack on each radio.
> Nothing fancy from
> the key, just an adapter to fit the 3/32" (2.5mm) jack, and I could
> key the
> transmitter. When I did this, listening on another radio, I could
> hear only the
> carrier. No audio was coming from the HTs' built-in mics.
> I might try this on FO-29 this evening, and maybe VO-52. One
> drawback with an HT for a CW transmitter is the fact that most HTs
> (including these two I tried this morning) have 5 kHz as the
> smallest tuning
> step. I also have an FT-817ND, but I only have one of those
> Otherwise, I would be trying all of this with a pair of FT-817s and
> some CW and SSB contacts.
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
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