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Re: subaudible tones on FT-847 in satellite mode



 Hmmmm. I just put my 847 in sat (full duplex) mode, with the input of a
local repeater in VFO B with the proper tone encoded to bring up the
repeater. Then listening to the output of the repeater on another rig, Guess
what, it worked. So you can set a PL on the uplink! I must of screwed up the
PL, Wayne didn't mention the PL tone magically changes sometimes  after you
program  a repeater in Memory. But I don't use my 847 for repeaters anyway
so that doesn't present a problem here. I will try some more SaudiSat test's
tomorrow.

73 Jeff kb2m

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Estes W9AE" <w9ae@earthlink.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 10:04 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] subaudible tones on FT-847 in satellite mode


> Jeff Griffin wrote:
>
> I just tried to work the bird with my 847 I had pl set to 67,
> I'm seeing an enc on both sides of the display.I jerked around with the
> tone button, double checked that I did have it set to 67 in mem. I'm not
> hearing my d/l. So I quickly turn on my D-700, PM to the AO-27 freqs, add
a
> pl of 67 to the u/l, and worked...
> using the D-700 for the u/l 847 for the d/l. So it look's like 847 owners
> might have a problem. We will try to work it out...
>
> Wayne replies:
>
> FT-847 subaudible tone encoding is probably accomplished using the audio
> DSP.  Unfortunately, the FT-847 software defaults the audio DSP to the RX
> path when the radio is in full-duplex mode.  That's why the Speech
Processor
> doesn't work in satellite mode (the speech processor function is also done
> by the DSP).  It's a shame that there is no menu to allow the user to
> specify the DSP path (TX or RX) when the radio is in full-duplex mode.
>
> Inflexible DSP path in full-duplex mode is one of several annoying
software
> "features" of the FT-847.  Others include the excruciatingly slow Sub Tune
> speed and the screwed up band switch when FAST tuning mode is selected.
> There's also some flaky hardware design such as the AF gain and Mic gain
> controls which go from "nothing" to "too high" with a slight movement of
the
> knob.
>
> Wayne Estes W9AE
> Mundelein, IL, USA
>
>
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