Re: Kachina CAT 0.945b posted
- Dave and all,
I hope that you can get the help needed from Doug and Dan. Certainly
the best and most knowledgable on the 505.
The only comment I have is with regard to the Smith Chart. The plot
will be basically useless unless a reference plane can be identified.
Seeing the plot is one thing, but where is it with respect to the
load / source.
Great going, you have really come a long way in a very short time.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, w1hkj <w1hkj@...> wrote:
> w3frg01 wrote:
> >This (Windows)version is working better than ever.
> >Your two steps ahead of my thoughts on items that you incorporate.
> >Your pgm has a lot of advantages and ease of use over the original
> >505.exe pgm.
> Thanks! I'm glad to receive good news on the latest revisions.
> >Looking fwd to the freq cal, if it's on the list of things to do,
> >There isn't much after that, or is there ?
> Oh yes, many things on the agenda, time permitting. The first
> want to be able to do is read all of the NRAM data and save it to
> disk file for future uploading back to the transceiver. I think
> is enough information in the programming specification file, but I
> to verify the safeness of various commands. I'm hoping that either
> Smith or Dan Kimball will assist me on that front. You know of
> QEX editor. Dan is listed as one of the Kachina technicians who
> does repairs on the rigs. I sent him an email request (got a read
> receipt) and am waiting for a reply.
> Frequency cal is of course on the list. But the specification
> not very helpful or illuminating.
> The data that the transceiver sends regarding the antenna impedance
> could be very useful for antenna trimming. The retrieval and
> (Smith chart or otherwise) should be included in the final product.