[amsat-bb] Re: Doppler Tuning Convention Question

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Mon May 31 16:14:55 PDT 2010

At 08:06 AM 6/1/2010, Alan P. Biddle wrote:

>My suggestion is to use full tuning until you find that the other operator
>isn't.  Then adapt, usually by turning off the updating for the lower
>frequency.  It isn't worth getting doctrinaire about it.  However, by using
>the One True Rule as the default, you set a good example and encourage the
>movement of other operators in this direction.  As you will find, it is
>truly painful to do it the manual way after getting used to automagic
>tuning.  As we move above 70 cms, full tuning truly becomes necessary.

I agree with this suggestion.  I'm setting up for full Doppler tuning 
myself on 2m and 70cm.  Got the radio (FT-736R) and the interface 
cables in, but have to install some antennas and the PC for Doppler 
control.  Looking forward to giving the SSB birds a try without 
having to fiddle with the VFO all the time (I have worked the Fujis 
in the past with manual tuning, it can be a pain LOL).

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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