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Re: drifting



Hi, Perry:

I, too, use the Uni_Trac 2000 (which I highly recommend) and, yes, it would
be nice if everyone had full-auto doppler tuning; however, that perfect
world does not exist and the Uni_Trac does make it really easy to deal with
manual tuners:  As the downlink drifts, periodically tune in the other
station's signal with the downlink freq. slider control on Uni_Trac and then
click the button below the slider to read in that new setting and have
Uni_Trac relock your TX to that new receive frequency.  Once you get used to
doing this, it becomes almost unconcious second nature.

To the manual tuners out there:  I get just as much enjoyment out of talking
with you as I do in QSOs with those who have full doppler tuning.   Some of
you are darn good at it!  I will probably become at least a part-time manual
tuner, when portable operation becomes a more frequent part of my life and I
get tired of lugging around a small laptop and interface, and I hope to
become as adept at manual tuning as many of you are.

73,

Rick
KG6IAL

----- Original Message -----
From: "Perry Yantis" <PYantis@compuserve.com>
To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 6:35 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] drifting


>
>
> No, I am not talking about doppler.
>
> I have been on the sats for 26 years and know about that.
>
> I am talking about the newcomers that want to tune receive only.
>
> This lets their signals slide down frequency a BUNCH and you have to chase
> them.
>
> This is stupid in my opinion.
>
> I don't know where they got the idea to do that .
>
> For 26 years the procedure was to tune the receive to get on a freq of the
> guy you wanted to talk to.
>
> Then (with earphones on) tune the transmit to get on HIS freq and chat.
>
> While chatting you would slightly tune your TRANSMIT to keep on the same
> freq.
>
> But when someone only tunes recd freq, they start at the top end of the
> band and end up in the cw portion of the band calling cq in ssb.
>
> This causes interference.
>
> Plus I have an Unitrac 2000 tracking and tuning system that adjusts BOTH
> transmit and receive.
>
> I am not going to turn it off because a few find it too hard to turn 2
> knobs instead of one!!
>
>
> So sit back and get ready for the pileup of those who disagree, ha, ha.
>
>
> Perry WB8OTH
>
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