[ct-user] FT1000MP radio control problem

Robert Shohet kq2m@mags.net
Sat, 7 Jul 2001 10:39:48 -0400

Hi Guys,

Weird problem just developed with BOTH FT1000MP's.

I am using 2 FT1000MP's on 2 computers with CT ver 9.53.  When I used this
setup in WPXCW, CT, BOTH radios and both computers talked to each other

Now, six weeks later, the same 2 FT1000MP's can't talk to the computers.
BOTH radios give me a "radio timeout" message.  For control purposes, I went
back into the WPXCW logs with NO settings changed.  What worked perfectly 6
six weeks ago, does not work now.  Nothing in the setup has changed nor have
any cables been moved.

The radios can talk to each other using the Alt G ("Gab") function, but
whenever I try to change freq. using the keyboard I get the "radio timeout"
message.  Likewise, when I change bands with the radio, the computer does
not note the freq. change.

Several weeks ago I was banging something on the operating table and I
wondered whether or not this might have affected the 'MP's - but there
appear to be no ill effects other than the radios/computers can't talk with
each other.

Any thoughts on what the problem might be and how to diagnose it?

If one radio didn't talk to the computer I might think it was a damaged
radio/computer interface, but BOTH radios?

Your help and thoughts please.

Tnx & 73

Bob KQ2M

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