[amsat-bb] FT-736R 1.2GHz Issue?

Greg D ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Wed May 18 02:53:22 UTC 2016

Hi Chris,

Are you sure it's not working?  I thought the same thing when I got
mine, only to find out there was nothing transmitting in the area, and
nobody listening either.  The only repeater, the one I had been trying
in vain to bring up, had been turned off some years earlier...

Looking around, I found the KJ6KO beacon in the Central Valley, and
found it, weak, off in the distance, behind a hill.  Then AO-51 turned
on mode LU, and all was clear.  Being in the foothills, straight up was
the only reliable direction for line-of-sight communication.  Tx and Rx
were fine.

If a Ham pushes PTT in a forest and there's nobody around to hear it...?

Greg  KO6TH

Christopher Maness wrote:
> I have a fully equipped FT-736R.  The other module works in the radio.  There is white noise (sounds like it is working) on 1.2GHz, but it does not receive or transmit on this band.  Is there a common known issue with this module failing in such a way?  Any tips would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Chris KQ6UP
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of AMSAT-NA.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list