First of all many thanks for the help from Mark, Matt, and Henk. This
bulletin board is certainly a great resource!
Today I took my TS-2000X around to another hams place and he fitted a
board similar to the one he fitted in his radio in the 1296MHz section .
The radio is now producing very good quality SSB :-)
After we installed a 70cm and a 23cm antennas on his tower, we decided
to take a look at the PLL/VCO PCB board in my radio. There was no
noticeable long component leads or soldering that needed attention so it
was replaced unmodified. Taking Henks advice I, where possible, rerouted
all the internal coaxes on the board and the boards adjacent to it so
that the coaxes passed between the components differently. Of interest
one coax did a semicircle as it went through an opening near the front
of the radio of a PCB compartment and then went into the other PCB
compartment via its similar opening. This semicircle had a ribbon cable
going through the middle of it. There was a spare grove between the two
PCB compartments for a coax to go, so I placed this coax in the grove.
The radio was then assembled and tested. HEY PRESTO the problem was GONE
I have done this fix a only few hours ago now and so far the problem has
not returned..... Fingers crossed!!
Henk, looks as if your fix has worked for me too!!! Full marks.
If it did not work I would have done as Mark suggested and do an
firmware update next. (I have the bdEF version which initially caused me
issues while I tried to load it into the radio).
Best wishes to everyone on the bulletin board.
73 Starr ZL3CU
Mark L. Hammond wrote:
> Hello Starr,
> I think the update for the PL tones was *after* the update for the CAT control while transmitting. So, you probably already have that patch, and it might be the PLL afterall.
> Nonetheless, I would try a firmware update and a full reset of the radio before send working on it or sending it back for service.
> Best wishes for a quick fix!
> Mark N8MH
> At 04:42 PM 1/18/2010 +1300, you wrote:
>> Hi Mark,
>> Thank you for your email.
>> I did update the firmware a few years ago and the update did include the PL tone fix for satellites.
>> However I will see if there is a later version and keep you informed.
>> Thanks again.
>> 73 Starr ZL3CU
>> Mark L. Hammond wrote:
>>> Hello Starr,
>>> Perhaps you can first try an update to the radio firmware. There was an early fix specifically for issues when the PC updates the frequencies while transmitting.
>>> You only need to update the most current version, and it fixes all previous issues. There is a PL tone fix, too, which is important for satellite work.
>>> I hope that fixes your problem! Please let us know.
>>> Mark N8MH
>>> At 07:28 AM 1/17/2010 +0100, Mateusz wrote:
>>>> Maybe it is pll unlock problem:
>>>> Matt SQ7DQX
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Starr" <zl3cu(a)ihug.co.nz>
>>>> To: <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
>>>> Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 4:07 AM
>>>> Subject: [amsat-bb] TS-2000 70cm Tx problem with AO 7
>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>> After a number of years of being inactive satellite (artificial) wise, I am having fun trying them out again.
>>>>> I have a TS-2000X, one of the earlier models, and I have just installed Version 5 of Ham Radio Deluxe in the shack computer, (great software), to control the radio
>>>>> The problem I have is; while transmitting on 70cm and the frequency is changing to compensate for Doppler change, the radio often stops and the display shows dashes in the places where the frequencies were shown. The power to the radio is recycled to get it working again. If my memory serves me correctly there was a fix mentioned for this problem a few years ago.
>>>>> Any help would be much appreciated.
>>>>> 73 Starr ZL3CU
>>>>> AMSAT ZL member
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Congratulations to Pierre, ZS6BB and Josep, EA6SA. The "distance limit" of the AO-7 this close to being achieved.
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It would be very helpful if you're planning to
present and/or submit a paper for the 2010 SVHFS
Conference to let us know. The deadline for
submissions is February 5th, so time is ticking
but not out. The conference planners are busy
making preparations. So far we have open slots
for the presentations on both Friday and
Saturday. Requests for presentation slots are
being taken now, please let us hear from you.
Call for Papers 14th Annual Southeastern VHF
Society Conference April 23rd and 24th, 2010
Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky
The Southeastern VHF Society is calling for the
submission of papers and presentations for the
upcoming 14th Annual Southeastern VHF Society
Conference to be held at Morehead State
Univeristy in Morehead, KY on April 23rd and
24th, 2010. Papers and presentations are
solicited on both the technical and operational
aspects of VHF, UHF and Microwave weak signal
amateur radio. Some suggested areas of interest are:
RF Power Amplifiers
RF Low Noise Pre Amplifiers
Test Equipment And Station Accessories
Station Design And Construction
Propagation (Sporadic E, Meteor Scatter, Troposphere Ducting, etc.)
Digital Modes (WSJT, etc.)
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Software Defined Radio (SDR)
Amateur Satellites Amateur Television
In general papers and presentations on non weak
signal related topics such as FM repeaters and
packet will not be accepted but exceptions may be
made if the topic is related to weak signal. For
example, a paper or presentation on the use of
APRS to track rovers during contests would be considered.
The deadline for the submission of papers and
presentations is February 5, 2010. All
submissions for the proceedings should be in
Microsoft Word (.doc). Submissions for
presentation at the conference should be in
PowerPoint (.ppt) format, and delivered on either
a USB memory stick or CDROM or posted for
download on a web site of your choice.
Pages are 8 and 1/2 by 11 inches with a 1 inch
margin on the bottom and ¾ inch margin on the
other three sides. All text, drawings, photos,
etc. should be black and white only (no color).
Please indicate when you submit your paper or
presentation if you plan to attend the conference
and present there or if you are submitting just
for publication. Papers and presentations will be
published in bound proceedings by the ARRL. Send
all questions, comments and submissions to the
program chair, Robin Midgett K4IDC via K4IDC at comcast dot net.
For further information about the conference
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In a semi-quiet pass over Africa I‘ve succeeded to up loaded 8 messages to HOPE-1 BBS.
2 - BA1DU
3 - TO ALL
4 - JE9PEL
5 - N8MH
6 - I7PQD
7 - DD1JSN
8 - TO ALL
See a movie at youtube channel
( sry for flickering from an old monitor)
Message with attached file (photo) also uploaded.
The photo I’ve paint and uploaded carried a QST message to save Forest and Trees.
More useful meaning to BBS in time of fast DSL
The Directory was empty! I wish to receive a reply soon. Really FM killing the packet or vice versa . I'm lucky coz I'm here in quiet Africa. (Not so quiet, Not so lucky with DXCC )
The all-week, one-mode Schedule should give a chance to many hams to read and upload their messages before deleted by OBC. . Thanks Alan for this arrangement which had been suggested by my Elmer Mr. Dom.
Many Friends sent me an email asking about WISP setup!!
Here every thing in it default setting. I haven’t change any thing only I’ve added the
Broadcast and BBS callsign . I’m using an old PC Pentium 2 ,OS is XP.
73 de Nader – ST2NH
Thanks for that....I think I've found the issue here...I did get a
paypal reply from antenna warehouse but it ended up in the spam folder
on my yahoo inbox !! Luckily I found it before it was too late....!
RH / G0TKZ
Sent from my iPhone
On 18 Jan 2010, at 21:30, "Stan, W1LE" <stanw1le(a)verizon.net> wrote:
> Hello RH,
> may be why noone answered.
> Stan, W1LE
Hope you could help....
I've now ordered an Arrow antenna (144 / 430) beam from Antenna
Warehouse (www.antennawarehouse.com) . I've sent a PayPal order
to them for $139. I need to get in touch with them to confirm receipt of
the order and that they are happy to ship to the UK.
I've tried the advertise phone number from their website...no reply and
have left them a couple of messages...have also emailed them and no reply...
Does anyone on the forum have a contact for Antenna Warehouse who may be
able to confirm my order - or a contact number / email that differs
from the website ?
RH / G0TKZ
On Mon, January 18, 2010 07:45, Simon HB9DRV wrote:
> Hi jan,
> What problem are you seeing with the correct? Are you using the same
> Kepler data?
At the moment I have installed HRD 5.0 build 2434
I use the same keppler sources for all the programs
OS is Windows XP - US with SP3 on a 3.0 GHz P4 HT with 2Gb ram.
I love HRD but the fact that I work satellites 95% of the time makes
HRD Satellite Tracker the most important component of the HRD suite and
it is not working for me.
Here are two problems that I run into:
When I configure the use of for example SO-50 the uplink freq is not
correct I don't know where the problem is but when I use SatPC32 with
the same settings every think working fine.
Regarding SO-50 I experience that the tone and CTCSS settings are not
correct when I use the Radio Pane function I have to use the settings via
HRD main program.
When I use a linear transponder sat, here is the thing I run into:
When alter the uplink freq to correct the difference in uplink and downlink
freq, that when I change freq with the top slidder (TRX) I have to adjust
the uplink again it doesn't keep the correction I made earlier.
When I use the the preset freq function and also configure USB and LSB
it doesn't change my radio in the way it is setup within the preset.
Almost every time uplink and downlink go into LSB mode and not as
configured in USB and LSB.
The things that are great are for example the integration with the logbook,
DX cluster, DM780, Passes overview with HRD Sat Track, Great!
These where a couple of examples,
Hope you can help me?
> Simon Brown
73 Jan - PE0SAT
With regards PE0SAT
Internet web-page http://www.ham.vgnet.nl/
Hello Jan PE0SAT,
I have tried both software with my FT-847.
Before I state which is my favourite, I must let you know about my correspondence with the authors.
Simon and Erich helped me a lot when I started to test their products, so I am really grateful to them.
When I use SatPC32 it is just like I were on an HF band, no difference. HRD V5.0 seems to be a bit too complex as a whole.
That's why I prefer Sat32PC and I can recommend to everyone for satellite activity.
gl de ha6nn