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Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC Posts : 4044 Times Thanked : 256 Join date : 2019-11-10 QTH or Location : Bedford Equipment Used : Various
Subject: Re: my 6900 is way of frequencies Sun Mar 13, 2022 1:46 pm
Three people told you on air on SSB that you were 'off frequency'?
Doesn't sound right to me mate, how could they tell you as such if you were that far off frequency? Surely if you were that far off you wouldn't have heard them and they wouldn't have heard you! How were they measuring your frequency?.....with their own radio 'frequency' dials?
I'd say unless you've been inside the radio twiddling or bought the radio second hand where someone else twiddled it before you got it that this would be unlikely and even then you couldn't be that far off or the radio wouldn't work. (PLL circuitry, reference oscillator, etc.)
It wouldn't he the first time some locals had their rigs (especially older ones) hit by the golden screwdriver of the local ahem 'rig doctor' and all off frequency themselves. Plus how do they know the tone of your voice to specify as such on SSB?
I once had someone tell me I was 'off frequency' on the Ham bands after I put out a CQ call....made me laugh like hell! Surely they had just tuned to me?!?!? (No 'channels'!!)
They didn't mean your SSB modulation was hard to clarify by any chance? That may point to a problem especially if you have a power mic driving like mad but again highly unlikely. To give you some sanity I'd try the stock mic and maybe get a report from someone completely different....will save you some sheckles from having your rig checked over or heaven forbid purchasing a frequency counter.
Perhaps one of them is a 'rig doctor' and trying to drum up trade.....wouldn't be the first time.
I wish you the best with it all and please for your own satisfaction get a report from someone completely different.
Call Sign : 26-CT-3971 / M7TDV Posts : 739 Times Thanked : 40 Join date : 2021-01-30 QTH or Location : Cirencester, Gloucestershire Equipment Used : Little radios, home-made antennas
Subject: Re: my 6900 is way of frequencies Sun Mar 13, 2022 6:53 pm
Just a thought.. have you been playing with any of the menu settings? You can change how the clarifier is set to operate. It can be set to adjust only the receive, the transmit, or both. If you've got it set to receive only, then there might be your answer. Make sure menu item 'CLA' is set to 'rt' so that you adjust receive and transmit frequency together.
Call Sign : 26CT526/MR021/M6XXX. Posts : 256 Times Thanked : 10 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : wooler north northumberland or some were near it Equipment Used : mobile 4000hp base A99 radio base magnum257hp mobile magnum 257 standed power Age : 65
Subject: Re: my 6900 is way of frequencies Mon Mar 14, 2022 1:03 pm
used to get that of a local breaker, and its off freq and very quiet. but to every one else i was good and better, so low power out side his qth. and was told of freq and quiet, but mate butted in were out side your qth. then he went off and it was a while before he came back on, and when he did it was all forgiving and he never done that again and we become good friends, he has passed over now just three of us now.
Call Sign : 26-CT-4402 Posts : 16 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2022-01-16 QTH or Location : Southampton Equipment Used : Mobile 10m / CB
Subject: Re: my 6900 is way of frequencies Mon Mar 14, 2022 7:27 pm
Dont agree with adjusting both tx and rx on the clarifier, you'll both be adjusting each other all day long, as soon as you adjust him to sound good you'll sound off to him again so he'll adjust, then he'll sound off to you again so you'll adust etc etc, just adjust RX so you can hear him, let him worry about adjusting how you sound to him, both do it once then.