Patrick, yeah the pass time aren't great fo me, since I'm at work, save for that lunchtime pass tomorrow. We'll see what the weekend looks like.
Rick Tejera (K7TEJ) Saguaro Astronomy Club www.saguaroastro.org Thunderbird Radio Club www.w7tbc.org 623-572-0713 623-203-4121 (cell) [email protected]
-----Original Message----- From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 5:55 PM To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISS Digipeater is back! On UHF this time (437.550MHz)!
Yes, you can program the memories in a TH-D72A either way. I have yet to do that on my TH-D72A, but used the Kenwood MCP-D74 software to add those 5 channels to my TH-D74A. If you don't do that, you have to set the TNC to use one of the "bands" (VFOs) as the receive band and the other as the transmit band. Since I am not working this full-duplex, the memory channel approach seemed easier to do than having to make adjustments in both VFOs.
Maybe we can hook up over the weekend. Other than possibly one pass early Friday morning, I'm probably not going to be on any ISS passes until then.
Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK http://www.wd9ewk.net/ Twitter: @WD9EWK
On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 12:22 AM, Richard Tejera [email protected] wrote:
I didn't even think of using odd split. I has programmed in 5 simplex channels into my D72A and figured I'd load them in both bands moving in opposite directions.
To program odd split the manual says set up the receive as simplex channel and store it. Thee still in VFO mode select the transmit
press [F] and a memory channel should appear, select your memory channel. Hold the PTT while pressing [OK]. The Odd split should be saved. The go
name it as usual.
Or if you have the MCP-4A programming software, selectthe memory channel tab. Find an open channel and click channel edit. Enter the receive frequency, make use the tone is off, and then check the box for Split Channel and enter the transmit frequency. Give it a memory name and close. Repeat ad nauseam for the rest of the channels.
The passes for me right now are intractable with work though there is on 25 degree pass at 1859ut (1159 most), which is right around lunch, so I'll try that one. Keep an ear out for K7TEJ-7.
Rick Tejera K7TEJ
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