[amsat-bb] Re: Doppler Tuning Convention Question (summary)

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 20:23:33 PDT 2010

At 01:18 PM 6/2/2010, Greg D. wrote:

>One problem with the Yaesu 736R is that when the rig is under 
>computer control you can't grab the tuning knob and hunt around the 
>passband for someone to talk to.  "Tuning" directed by computer is 
>agonizingly slow and tedious, taking about a second per change, so 
>that's out.  And since the rig's frequency cannot be read by the 
>computer, you can't hunt manually and then lock things in on the 
>computer.  (I suppose I could re-write my CAT client to allow me to 
>visually read the frequency off the display and type it in, but that 
>would be tedious too...)

That does make things a pain.  It's a pity that the radio can't talk 
back to the computer, which would have been a nice addition.

>go manual from there.  If you run full manual often enough, it 
>becomes second nature.  I used to be able to find myself on RS-10 in 
>just a few seconds, anywhere in the passband.  But that was a REAL "EasySat".

Well, I had no problems flying the RS birds manually, and I have done 
the Fujis as well.

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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