I've finally diagnosed a strange behaviour with Bandmaster that has
been puzzling me for ages. Sometimes when I click on a spot, it tunes
almost to the right frequency, but not exactly - then I have to click
on it again and it goes to the exact frequency! The light finally
dawned this morning when I was doing some CW on 30m and clicked on a
spot for a station on 20m - sure enough Bandmaster took me to almost
the right frequency - in fact it took me to 700Hz low of the right
frequency - my CW sidetone frequency.
I ran some more tests and confirmed it - like a lot of modern rigs,
my FT-2000's default behaviour when switching modes it to adjust the
displayed frequency to compensate for the carrier offset between the
two modes. If I manually switched to USB while still on 30m, then
select the 20m SSB spot in Bandmaster, it tunes me to the specified
Any chance of an option to correct this in a future release? I was
thinking that the solution was as simple as reversing the order of
the commands to the radio, but that may not be quite right either on
rigs with band-stacking registers - it would effectively set my
default mode on 30m to SSB which could be irritating as well.
Probably necessary to send the frequency change twice with the mode
change in between - first one gets the band right, then the second
one gets the frequency right following the mode change...