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RE: Spirit-2 and FT-847



Jamie,
I have the same Spirit-2 and FT-847 combination and I am experiencing
similar though not exactly the same problems.  I cannot seem to receive
anything (no DCD light) but I am able to transmit, that is to key the rig.
I have a TM-D700 that I set up for 9600 baud APRS and although my radio
hears it send spots, my Spirit-2 does not react at all.  I too am curious to
know if the Yaesu pin-out diagram is incorrect.  I never heard that before
about past problems with their pin-out diagrams.

I would appreciate hearing also comments on the situation.

Kevin Smith
N3HKQ

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On Behalf
Of James C. Hall, MD
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 1:43 AM
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Spirit-2 and FT-847

Hello:

Well Santa was especially good to me this year and I scored a new PacComm
Spirit-2 TNC. I've been working on getting things up and running, but I'm
having some difficulty. The radio to TNC cable I was especially careful
with, but for some reason, the '847 is not cooperating. I can get connected
using Hyperterminal and see the intro message fine. Tuning to the APRS
frequency does not produce any light on the DCD or received packets. An
attempt to connect to a call shows the PTT light blinking until it times
out, but it doesn't actually key the '847.

Is the diagram in the '847 manual for the packet connector correct ?? I have
run into this before with Yaesu printing incorrect cable configurations.
(BTW, I do have the pin 7 grounded per the manual for non-matched baud for
RX/TX).

One other thing I noticed - when I power off the TNC while still with
Hyperterminal, and then turn it back on, the RAM goes to default settings -
didn't save the MYCALL.

Thanks for any help

73, Jamie
WB4YDL
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