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

Zachary Beougher zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 12 14:42:32 PST 2011

I did an additional test since my last email.......  I tried two different radios (D7 and G71) using the same battery and I CANNOT get into the local repeater now.  I came inside the house, put the duck on, and I can hit the repeater fine.

This would narrow it down to an issue with the Arrow.  Does anyone have any ideas what might cause these symptoms?  I have not changed anything with it.


From: Zachary Beougher 
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:29 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Subject: TH-D7A Transmit Issues - Or Maybe Arrow Issues????

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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