Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by KB7NRN, Aug 26, 2016.
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Is it possible to describe your test scenario?
I would like to pass C4FM through something (likely an ftm400) from an HT to a node. On paper this should work. Transmit VHF DN from an FT2D to VHF on a FTM400 and then out UHF (analog) to a node. Once that UHF RF is received by another C4FM radio/node it should be intact right? RF is RF...how I understand this is just a a matter of what the endpoints are using to decode the C4FM signal not so much what machines are doing with that RF in the middle.
It’s like...I can hear C4FM encoding on my Ft60...but it can’t decode it. If that signal is heard by any other C4FM radio it would know what to do with that RF as long as it was in DN mode.
So...what am I missing?
It should work if you use a digital antenna.
I read that and the thoughts of “blinker fluid” or a “muffler bearing” came to mind.
I don’t think a stock rubber duck is any more digital than a wire coat hanger.
But my thinking could be way wrong.
A diamond x50a is not marketed as digital...yet I can run DN through it.
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