[amsat-bb] Problems with SatPC32 CAT control and FT-736R
Bernie and Cheryl
hamdan at ix.netcom.com
Thu Jan 11 05:10:16 UTC 2018
I have been able to get my computer and the Yaesu FT-736R to play nicely
together, and indeed, have had several QSO's with the frequency
compensated for by the computer quite nicely (on both AO-7 and FO-29).
But, I have now run into a problem.
A few days ago, I was trying to hear myself on the downlink for FO-29.
I couldn't hear myself, and started adjusting the frequency controls on
SatPC32 to try to find myself on the downlink. I was completely unable
to do it. Then, I noticed that whenever I turned on the CAT control on
the software (the "C+" toggle), the receive frequency was jumping out of
band (explains why I couldn't hear myself). I looked on SatPC32, and it
was showing an out-of-band frequency for the downlink.
I have since tried all sorts of things to get that downlink frequency
back into the band and can't figure out how to do it. And, tonight,
during an FO-29 pass, I noticed that I could only change the uplink
frequency but the downlink frequency was stuck where it was (it was in
the middle of the downlink passband) and it wasn't being adjusted by the
computer at all. So, I suspect I've completely hosed up the CAT parameters.
Can anyone send me an email (hamdan at ix.netcom.com) and walk me through
the process of getting SatPC32 properly working for CAT purposes? Like
I said, the hardware is working fine. It's the software. It's also the
I appreciate any help you can give me.
73 de Bernie, KF0QS
More information about the AMSAT-BB