Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VA2PV, Dec 16, 2018.
My battery lasts throughout my 8 shift at work. .....set the battery saver option,goofs.
Exactly! The setting 0.6 (not o.06) to 0.8s is good setting for acceptable battery lasting.
73 - Petr, OK1RP
I stand corrected, 0.6 is correct. Thanks! It's a great low cost feature packed radio and has a useful place with my 3-FTM400's, HRI-200 and FT2DR (especially with the new PDN firmware).
I read your comment about the inability or impossibility to charge while the radio is on so I did some testing because that was a big issue for me. I ran the battery down (didn't take long) and left it on while plugging in the charger. Low and behold, after a little while, it was fully charged! So, I'm happy about that. Overall for the price that I paid while it was on sale, I'm very happy with it.
73 de KD4BEE
I would like to program the memories in this handheld in order to work crossband satellite frequencies.
I have found the instruction for split function.
I've learned that it has 2 memory modes, cross band and offset, offset mode does not work for cross band, you must use cross band memory mode.
The issue is I can't find the memory mode instructions or procedure to enter the required frequencies.
Thanks in advance
I am a new Ham. Awaiting an icom-7300 I am setting up but I am trying to use a Yaesu FT-70D with an upgraded Diamond SRH320A antenna. I can hear only when in digital mode. I am on the Texas Nexxus (DN) repeater. I can hear perfectly but people can rarely hear me and most of the time it is too jumbled to have a conversation. Suggestions?
It might be that you are not reaching the repeater. You will typically hear much further than you can xmit with a HT mounted antenna, not sure how far away you are from it. That's the good and bad about digital, it's all or nothing receive with no popcorn in between. I too have that same radio and antenna, but I have found the Diamond SRH77CA to be superior.
Thanks W2MIX. I will check out that antenna. Good information. I figured I was either doing something wrong or might not be reaching it. I was hoping to be able to do Function-AMS to have it auto join Wires-x but there is not one it can find. Which is odd because I was told I had one 1.5 miles away.