[amsat-bb] Re: FT-736

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 18:34:07 PST 2013

On 18/11/13 5:40 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:
> Thanks for all the responses on the FT-736 and the pointers to the pic
> hardware emulator.
> Just to be clear, does the N6BIL emulator allow the manual tuning of the
> FT-736?
> It would seem that the lack of the ability to tune is a significant problem
> to making contacts.
No, an emulator/translator won't allow the FT-736R to be manually 
tuned.  This is a limitation of the ancient CAT interface on this 
radio.  The only way you could manually tune the 736 would be with an 
external encoder connected to the translator's micro, so the translator 
can send the VFO adjustments to the radio and the new frequencies (that 
were sent to the radio) back to the PC.

73 de Tony VK3JED/VK3IRL

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