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Re: NO-44 Link Question

At 04:07 PM 7/16/2005 -0400, Anthony Monteiro wrote:
>At 10:02 AM 7/16/2005 -0700, Greg D. wrote:
>>Hi Matt,
>>I have an FT-736R, but I expect the same technique can be used with nearly 
>>any rig.  The fact that you are working a satellite doesn't necessarily 
>>mean that you need to use the satellite mode in the radio.  For same-band 
>>operation, such as with ISS or PCSat, the satelilte software can use 
>>traditional (Earth-bound) FM repeater mode.  It programs the repeater 
>>offset for -2 times the amount of doppler, and sets the receive frequency 
>>for the downlink plus doppler.  Then when you transmit, the rig instantly 
>>and automatically shifts the right amount to land on the uplink frequency.
>>FODTrack can handle this, and I expect there are others.
>>Greg KO6TH
>Hi Guys,
>Unfortunately, this does not work on an FT-847 as
>the CAT interface ignores the digits less than 10KHz
>for the repeater offset which is too big a step for
>Doppler compensation.
>You are better off using a half-duplex radio like
>the FT-817, FT-857 or FT-100 if you have one as they will
>work in "same-band" operation with the CAT interface,
>Tony AA2TX

The FT-847 will work in split mode:
1.  Press VFO/M button to get VFOa
2.  Dial your Rx freq with the VFO
3.  Transfer this to VFOb by pressing the VFO/M button.
4.  Now dial in your Tx freq.
5.  Press the split button
6.  VFOa = Tx, VFOb = Rx
tune Tx with main VFO knob
tune Rx with subtune knob.
Ed - KL7UW 
BP40iq,  Nikiski, AK      http://www.qsl.net/al7eb
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