[amsat-bb] FT-736R

Edward R Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Fri May 20 19:58:16 UTC 2016

After some deliberation I decided to purchase a venerable old 
FT-736R; just the basic 144/432 radio plus CTCSS board.  surprising 
even the AC PS is working.

I had initially thought about buying a good dual-band FM mobile but 
costs would have been $350.  I'm getting the FT-736R for $550.  Of 
course this provides multi-mode capability and satellite operation.

My question is what I will need to run the radio from SatPC32 on a 
computer with only USB ports *XP32 OS?  Does the radio need a special 
I/F for computer control?

I'm hoping to have my antennas back in service this summer 
(YaseuB5400 with 2M7 yagi and 436CP26).  I have an old Unitrac-2000 
which I will try to make work for both auto-tune and 
auto-track.  Probably be like a newby when I get back on - its been a 
long time off the sats (2002).

73, Ed - KL7UW
     "Kits made by KL7UW"
Dubus Mag business:
     dubususa at gmail.com

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list