[amsat-bb] Re: Ft-847

EB3CZS Xavier Crehueras eb3czs at qsl.net
Sun Sep 9 05:01:58 PDT 2007

Hi Don,

As it can be read on the FT-847 manual, the PTT control connected to the DATA connector inhibits the mic.
Maybe can this be the reason of your mic failure?

73 de Xavi EB3CZS

On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 12:29:05 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
"Don Blachura" <haircutter at verizon.net> wrote:

> This is  a little off subject . Need a little help.....
>  Have been using a FT847 in PSK31 through a 
> Rigblaster plus. The rig
> Transmits in CW with the paddles and the internal keyer. Also works CW
> The same without the keyer. When running USB PSK31 through the
> Rigblaster the rig works without any problems. Taking the PSK31 cabling
> Off the rig and reattaching the microphone, a MH31 hand mike, I get
> Nothing out of the rig. I rechecked all menu settings. I rehooked the
> Rigblaster back up to the FT847 and hooked the MH31 mike to the
> Ribblaster mike port. In this configuration the radio transmits in
> Sideband with no problems. On the FT847 Rig will not QSY with the buttons in
> the MH31 when it is hooked
> Directly to the FT847 but will function when it is plugged into the
> Rigblaster. Anybody have any thoughts on this, or prior experience? I
> Also tested the rig with another MH31 that works well on a FT1000D.
> Same negative results on the FT847. I also tried using an MD-100 desk
> Mic that works with the same FT1000D and tried that on the FT847 with
> Negative results. I hate to tear into this rig without having some
> Ideas as to what is going on. HELP. 
> Don...w2xb
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