[amsat-bb] Help with Yaesu FT-736r

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 02:38:09 UTC 2017

Glad you got it figured out.

Good job Steve!

73, John Brier KG4AKV

On Dec 2, 2017 21:35, "Rob Dunham" <kd4zgw at gmail.com> wrote:

I want to say a special thanks to Steve NS3L. I called Steve and we
determined I had the wrong cable from the radio to the pc. I bought a
programming cable instead of a CAT interface cable. He is sending me a
cable to use until I can buy a new one. Thanks to all who has given me
advice on this issue.

73 de Rob KD4ZGW

On Dec 2, 2017 3:11 PM, "John Brier" <johnbrier at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is a bit of a shot in the dark, but I was reading the Mac Doppler
> manual today trying to figure out something unrelated, and it
> mentioned the FT-736R had a problem related to CAT mode. Here is the
> text from the manual, perhaps it is relevant:
> "Due to a problem with the FT-736R (see note in FT-736R manual page 36
> bottom left) you may have to take MacDoppler out of CAT mode, press
> the REV key on the FT-736R front panel, and return to CAT mode when
> switching between mode U/V and V/U in Full Duplex, for example:
> switching from FO-20 to AO-10 and back. The SAT switch must be in one
> of the full duplex positions for this to work. Alternately, you could
> take MacDoppler out of CAT mode, use the VFO buttons to switch from
> U/V to V/U, and then turn CAT mode back on - this will only work if
> you have one VFO set to U/V and the other VFO set to V/U. If you have
> other modules installed in the FT- 736R, you can set the
> 'BetweenPasses' frequencies in the modes editor to something these
> other modules can tune and that way allow switching from U to V and V
> to U automatically when the satellite changes. It does this to avoid
> trying to set VFO A and B to the same band. The FT-847, as originally
> delivered (before sn 8G052xxx), could not poll the radio for frequency
> and mode information. This was added beginning with the 8G05
> production runs."
> - https://www.dogparksoftware.com/MacDopplerManual.pdf
> 73, John Brier KG4AKV
> On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 2:17 PM, KD4ZGW <kd4zgw at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Can anyone help me get my Yaesu FT-736R to run on SatPC32?  I bought a
> cable
> > that will link the radio to the pc (via USB). But all it does is
> > automatically puts the radio in "CAT mode" and doesn't change
> frequencies,
> > when I shut it down, my radio is locked up and have to power cycle to
> get it
> > out of CAT mode. What settings do I need to change in SatPC32?
> >
> > I have been working on this for months to figure it out, I want to get
> back
> > on birds. I am getting a little frustrated with this radio.
> >
> > Thanks for any advice
> >
> > 73 de Rob KD4ZGW
> >
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