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