[amsat-bb] SO-50 and FT-847
Michael J. Wolthuis
wolthui3 at msu.edu
Sat Sep 1 07:47:12 PDT 2012
Good morning Amsat,
I have been struggling this morning to work SO-50 from an FT-847 and
wondering if I am missing something.
I had a 26deg pass today and could hear everyone fine.
I am transmitting on 145.8500 +/- auto Doppler correction. I am using PL
encode set in the radio on 67hz. I have the transmit on the subband and
receive on the main band.
Am I missing something simple? I couldn't seem to get into the satellite
today no matter what I did.
I have never been able to work SO-50. This same setup performed flawlessly
on AO-51. My only thought is the CTCSS tone is not being generated or is
not transmitting on the SUB Band? It does state ENC for Tone Encode on the
FT-847 sub band.
Curious what the list thinks I may have wrong? I really want to get active
on SO-50 for the rest of the summer.
Thanks for any thoughts, ideas, past gotchas, etc..
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