[amsat-bb] Re: Couple of 736r questions..

Mateusz sq7dqx at poczta.onet.pl
Mon Feb 21 16:30:49 PST 2011

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From: Bill West
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:01 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Couple of 736r questions..


I had a few questions about the operation of the Yaesu 736r.

1: I am on one of the SSB satellites (440/2 meters) - I hear my signal 
coming back down and all seems fine. Shortly afterward the RX and TX 
frequencies are not in sync so I need to adjust one of them to find and hear 
myself again. Which is best to adjust RX or TX?


There is rule of thumb but I think it is not good idea. Try this -  During 
transmitting - set SAT swith to TX pos. and try tune VFO to hear your 
downlink signal readable (continuos tuning), during receiving set SAT swith 
to RX pos. and follow correspondent frequency and when you will transmit 
again to correspondent set SAT swith to TX pos. and quickly tune VFO to find 
your signal. I made a lot of QSOs that way using FT736R and set of two 
diffrent radios (2m/70cm).
FT736R has no special knob to Doppler correction (like TS 2000 has) and 
without CAT Doppler correction you will have to use SAT swith many times ...

2: In trying to make life easier by using the Memories Recall (MR) on the 
unit. I put in the frequencies of the centerband of each of the satellites. 
It is easiest to quickly adjust my frequency by just selecting Memory Recall 
1, 2, 3, etc. That works fine for the FM satellites, but I am locked into 
that frequency on the SSB birds and I cannot use the VFO to adjust +/- my 
frequencies. If I hit VFO I go back to the frequency I was using before I 
did the Memory Recall. Is there a way to use the Sat Memories yet have the 
VFO work when you get there without changing the Memory contents as you 
would if you used the VFO/M button? Any tricks?


YES - in memory mode push FUNC button and then VFO button, it will transfer 
memory SAT frequences to VFO (SAT VFO) without affect content of memory that 
can be recalled by pressing MR button. It also works in regular simplex 

Thanks for your time.
- Bill KA4GDV - Orlando


Matt SQ7DQX 

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