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Old 01-08-2009, 11:10   #1
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FSK and PSK Settings for an Icom 710

A friend of mine is sailing in the western Pacific and is (he thinks) having problems with his e-mail setup. He is using an Icom 710 marine ssb radio, a computer running Airmail software and a Pactor lle modem. He thinks he has the incorrect FSK and PSK settings. His current settings are FSK 144 and PSK 192. If you or a friend are using this radio please let me know what settings you are using. I will pass them along.

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Old 01-08-2009, 11:23   #2
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If he's using SailMail, the SailMail website has quite a bit of technical information. Some links...

SailMail Primer

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Icom 700/710 with PTC-IIpro

If he can't find what he needs, I'd suggest that he contact them directly...

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I use FSK 261 and PSK 348. After saying that it may not be right for his radio. Open the HF termnal and open the help file. It tells you how to set them.
Do not set it too high, watch the power output bars at the bottom, you just want to tickle the end not have the last bar solid. Too high you can burn out the transmitter.
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It's all in the SCS Pactor modem manual.

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I am using a 710RT and the levels are:

FSK: 140
PSK: 187

These values were obtained by following the procedure for setting power levels in the Airmail help file. The procedure for setting power levels in the Airmail help file is exactly the same as found in the Sailmail Primer.

I would imagine each M710 is a little different. These values are reasonably close to your friend's current settings.
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