I am using 6.78 [6.79 does not work properly with TopTen Band Decoders
on the parallel ports]. I have been using 6.50 for a few years.
This weekend was first real workout with 6.78. I had two problems:
1. EXCHANGERADIOS did not transfer the frequencies correctly. This
is true whether I used two identical radios [TenTec OMNI VI+s with
TR set for ICOM 735] or mixed-and-matched [one OMNI VI+ and one ORION].
The rigs did swap bands, but the frequency was wrong on each radio!
Fortunately, I could see the correct frequency on the band map, so
with a few more seconds effort I could work around this. I couldn't
find any "setup" for this feature in the manual or CTRL-J screen which
would tell the program where to get the frequency. In every case I
was using VFO A in each rig. How do I get the correct frequency
2. I noticed that a few times the frequency on the ORION would suddenly
drop down a couple of hundred HZ, even though I had the VFO lock on.
KE5C kindly pointed out that the SHIFT keys may be causing this and
that a CTRL-J command would lock this out. Indeed, this was the
problem. I didn't notice these problems earlier because the ORION arrived
at 3pm Friday afternoon before the contest, so I used the OMNI VIs to
make sure things were working ok.
It's the details that bite you.
Terry Zivney, N4TZ/9
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