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Re: Yeasu 736-R Question



Please be careful not to change transmit modes while d/c is on! The other night
I was changing band by pushing the band button and it threw a spike up the 2
mtr.
coax. Sounds really strange, but I guess anything is possible.
Steve / KB8VAO

Steve Diggs wrote:

> Hi Bob,
>
> I have a FT736r and a VERY expensive UEK3000SAT, and I'm trying to be very
> anal about protecting it. <g>
>
> Here are the steps I'm taking:
>
> 1. STAY IN SAT MODE. While the downconverter is in SAT Mode, and you are set
> up for Mode VU (2m Rx, 70cm Tx) your downconverter is safe. You can use any
> position you want; none will xmit on the Rx band. (Tks Bruce KK5DO for
> getting me to research that) This idea originated with Jerry K5OE, and has
> proven as the best first step for safety.
> 2. While in monitoring mode, keep the Drive setting all the way down. Should
> you somehow xmit on 2m, you are at minimum power.
> 3. With the downconverter not energized, power up the FT736. Next, power up
> the downconverter.
> 4. When you are ready to shut down, de-energize the downconverter first,
> then the FT736r.
>
> Any suggestions from other 736 owners are appreciated. I will do a FAQ if we
> get any more ideas.
>
> Regards,
> Steve Diggs, W4EPI
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of Bob McElligott
> Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 3:48 AM
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Yeasu 736-R Question
>
> I know that this question has been asked before, but I don't remember seeing
> the answer.
>
> How can I disable the 2M TX section of my 736 to prevent blowing my Mode-S
> downconverter?
>
> I appreciate any help you can offer.
>
> 73, Bob McElligott  HL2/KK4UZ
> Songtan, Korea
>
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