After a power failure, some radios require that the PTT not be asserted for some amount of time. You might need this if you have a tube power amplifier that needs to warm up, a Yaesu DR-1X that might lock up, or a Kenwood TKR-x50 Version 1 that switches modes.
This example uses a User Timer (see page 20-1) that is started by the Power-Up Macro (see page 5-28). Macros disable the transmitter PTT (see page 11-26), then reenable it after the delay time.
The Yaesu DR-1X is a multimode repeater that supports analog voice and digital voice.
The 7330 can add functionality to the DR-1X in several ways:
Earlier today I posted an update to the S-COM Configuration Utility that was introduced in Release 1.5. This update fixes a defect in the interpretation of Scheduler Setpoint commands for Day Codes 40 and greater. The previous version of the utility was 1.0.1. The new version is 1.1.0. This update is available on the 7330 Firmware Upgrades web page.
This week I was asked how to configure a repeater to ID without a final CTCSS. This programming example is one way to implement this solution.
Release 1.5 of the 7330 Firmware is now available! Our testers have finished their testing and all feedback has been incorporated into the firmware and documentation.
The firmware is available from the 7330 Resources page. The .zip file contains all files. If you're unsure if you want to install this release, you can separately download the Release Notes or the Owner's Manual for review.
In the Denver area, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio hosts a seminar series called RMHam University. I was recently asked to teach a class on analog repeater controllers, specifically covering the S-COM 7330. That class was held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 with 21 attendees. These same slides are now available on the new S-COM Controller Training web site page to use as a reference or to present at a local seminar.
There's a growing list of 7330 programming examples available now from the link in the menu on the left side of every page. Customers like you have asked for these examples. What would you like to do that you haven't gotten around to figuring out yet? Let us know. All contributions welcome.
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