[amsat-bb] 847 PL problems

Jeff KB2M kb2m at comcast.net
Sun Dec 20 09:03:10 PST 2009

I just noticed that my FT-847 is having a problem with PL tones. There are a
few things happening...
 It seems to want to stay only in a PL of 67.0. When I try to operate on
SO-67 that has a PL of 233.6, I can't get into the bird, unless I tailgate.
As it seems to default to a PL of 67.0 I can work SO-50 no problem. I
checked all my cables, and also went to a different software control program
and it all points to a problem with my 847. After some testing with
different PL's, using another radio with TQSL set, it seems that when in
Satellite mode my 847 will only transmit a PL of 67. I've had my 847 I
bought new since 1997 and I never had a problem with This. When I look back
I can't  remember when I needed any other PL other then 67.0, except 74.4 to
open up SO-50, last time about 3 years ago. Before I try a full reset I
thought I would ask here, to make sure I'm not missing anything stupid...  

 73 Jeff kb2m

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