[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

Dear Folks:

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 
sysop. :-(

I appreciate any help you can give me.

73 de Bernie, KF0QS

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