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

Christopher Maness christopher.maness at gmail.com
Wed May 18 04:28:01 UTC 2016

I will tune around and see what I can hear.

Chris KQ6UP

> On May 17, 2016, at 7:53 PM, Greg D <ko6th.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
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