[amsat-bb] TH-D7A Transmit Issues - Or Maybe Arrow Issues????

Zachary Beougher zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 12 14:29:02 PST 2011

Since we are on the subject of satellite equipment, I have a question: 

I was on AO51 a bit ago, and I was able to get in okay at the beginning using the THD7A for transmit, but as the pass went on it was impossible for me to get in, even when there was dead silence.  I tried the D7 afterward (using the Arrow like I would for a pass) on a couple local repeaters, and I was having a hard time getting into them, when usually I could hit them with a duck.  I pulled the Arrow off and stuck the duck on, and I can get into all the repeaters fine.  Keeping all of that in mind, I went back to the Arrow and put a THG71A on in place of the D7 (same battery that was in the D7), and I could hit the repeater okay.  I put the D7 faceplate back on, and it would not work.

With the above information, I am getting indications of both an issue with the radio and/or Arrow.

Any ideas as to what the issue might be????


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