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I received the following advice on setting up Station to control the FT847.
I tried it and now everything is working fine.   Station is a fine
application for the registration fee is steal.  Thanks to all who wrote the
software.

Kevin Smith
N3HKQ
FN00be

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-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth J. Ernandes <n2wwd@mindspring.com>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@amsat.org>; Kevin J. Smith <kjsmith@sgi.net>
Date: Thursday, August 20, 1998 7:06 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ft-847 & computer control


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kevin J. Smith <kjsmith@sgi.net>
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Date: Wednesday, August 19, 1998 11:42 PM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] ft-847 & computer control
>
>
>>I would be interested in anyones experience with computer control of the
>>FT-847.  I am trying to use Station running on a laptop (Win95) computer
to
>>control the FT-847.  I believe I have everything setup correctly, (null
>>modem cable included) but nothing happens on the radio.  Well the CAT
light
>>comes on everytime the computer wants to correct for doppler shift, but
>>nothing happens on the radio end.  I just downloaded the latest version of
>>Station (using it in demonstration mode - it is not yet registered),
>>installed it, and set it up according to instructions.  Am I missing
>>something (other than registering it)?
>
>
>Kevin -
>
>I wrote the FT-847 commands for Station.  (Details are on my web page
>below including source code.)  We tested the program on both desktop
>computers and a laptop running Win95.
>
>The first thing I would recommend is that you set the radio up for 4800
baud
>on the CAT port.  Because of the commonality between the FT-847 and
>FT-736R commands, they use a command library with considerable
>overlap.  One thing I neglected to tell Station author Paul Willmott, VP9MU
>is that I used the FT-736R defaults for the CAT port (including 4800
>baud).  The CAT port baud rate is selectable on the 847, so set it to what
>Station wants.
>
>I hope this solves the problem but if it doesn't, please let me know and
>we'll figure out exactly why things aren't working and solve the problem
>for you.
>
>BTW, the only difference between registering and not registering is that
>you need a registration code to save all settings.
>
>Ken Ernandes
>n2wwd@amsat.org
>http://www.mindspring.com/~n2wwd
>
>
>

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