Hello, I have been using the Yaesu 736 R for 3 years. (Yes I finally read the manual) There is a feature I cannot figure out how to make it work. To find my own downlink, I have always set the sat switch to receive and tuned the downlink saying "test 1 2 3 4" etc. (probley will get some flack about using the downlink to tune) I have often heard others using a short string of dots. The manual, in "To operate through a satellite" item 5 page 36 (my manual) says set the SAT switch to receive freq. and close the PPT switch (or close your key to send a string of dots) to transmit. This does not make sense as when in sideband you can key the mike and the radio does not transmit until you speak into the mike. When I bought the radio I sent in a few questions to Yaesu . This was one of the questions and the only one they did not answer. Could some one please tell me what I am not doing right. I know some people do not like to hear the dots, but I would like to be able to do it once in a while. Thanks in advance Bert N7TKO Gold Bar, WA.