[amsat-bb] Re: Unable to use HO-68 in JO21 (18:37 UTC)

Mon Dec 21 11:38:19 PST 2009


I had a similar experience.  I was able to get in, but not as well as
others.  This morning, I put a calibrated service monitor on the rig.  The
PL signal looked clean, and was at 700 Hz deviation, as specified in the
service manual.  That is slightly higher than the nominal 15% of normal
deviation usually quoted.  I don't have a frequency counter of sufficient
accuracy to check the PL tone frequency, but it was obviously close and
switched properly by the software.  I get in to SO-50 and SO-67 with no more
trouble than others, as well as the local repeaters with PL access.


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of PE0SAT
Sent: 21 December, 2009 13:06
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Unable to use HO-68 in JO21 (18:37 UTC)


I was unable to open the uplink with my Yaesu FT-847. The PL tone was
set 67.0 Hz but unable to open the uplink channel.

During the pass I tryed the following.

- Checked Subtone.SQF file twice SatPC32 (XW-1,67.0,$3F,1)
- Checked Doppler.SQF (XW-1,435675,145825,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,Repeater-BBS)
- Restarted SatPC32
- Switched of and on the Yaesu FT-847
- Did a manual setup via menu option 12 for the tone frequentie
- Used FMN on the uplink

Nothing worked :(

There where only three or four stations active during this pass
and that makes me wonder if I was the only one with tone problems?

I did receive some BBS Packets:

Open BJ1SA-12:0

Open BJ1SA-12:0

Maybe beter luck next time

73's PE0SAT

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