Between the RTTY WPX and yesterday's RTTY NAQP, I switched main radios
from an IC-765 to a FT-1000MP.
With the MP, I had to turn rig control off. TR thought it was in CW
mode, and would switch the program to CW - at which time the F-key
messages would be sent out the CW interface, instead of to the TNC. You
could use alt-M to switch modes to RTTY, but the next time the rig was
polled, it would switch back to CW. The radio itself stayed in RTTY
mode. I don't think F10 (for manual sending) worked either - IIRC those
keystrokes were sent as CW also.
Setting MULTIPLE MODES = FALSE simply made it impossible to use alt-M to
get out of CW mode - it didn't lock TR in the RTTY mode in which the
last QSO was made.
It didn't do this with the IC-765.
More a hint than a bug: don't redefine F10 in RTTY mode. Playing around
before the contest, I put a long CQ in CQ memory F10. It transmitted OK
- but it also transmitted at the beginning of every other F-key
message. I need to experiment more with this.
Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN EM66
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