Folks, I have a Yaesu FT-817, and am in need of some help operating it. I know there are adjustments for the carrier insertion points, but am unclear how much and which direction to set them for most effect on SSB. I think the LSB goes negative, the USB goes positive, and have set mine at +/- 100 hz to start with. Monitoring my signal on a nearby receiver does not seem to make a huge difference. Another item, when I transmit, and am listening to myself on the other receiver, I notice I can hear the clunk in the audio when I press the PTT button. So the question is, is this a problem inate to the MH-31 hand mic, that is, is the PTT switch made in such a way that the transmitter is keyed before the mic is connected ? Some microphones have the switch contacts configured so the mic is muted until the transmitter is keyed, that way the CLUNK is not heard. Any body else experience this ? Thanks in advance for any help. Have a great weekend. Bob.