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Advanced Features
back in this mode; the contest number only increments
if the message is sent over the air.
Remember, if pressing the
memory playback key, has no effect, you probably have
the [ MONI ] button pushed in. De-activate the RF key-
ing monitor to allow yourself to hear the stored mes-
6. Tune Mode
Pressing the [ TUNE ] key activates a transmitted
carrier for as long as the key is held in; this is useful for
adjustment of a linear amplifier or external antenna
tuner, or for antenna performance comparisons over
the air.
The power output level to be used for tuning is pro-
grammable via menu selection 4-3. In this Menu selec-
tion, maximum power output levels of 10W, 50W, or
200W may be chosen. The front panel RF PWR con-
trol allows adjustment of the power level up to the maxi-
mum power output selected via menu selection 4-3 .
Contest Keyer Operation
Programming of the six available message storage
locations is accomplished by a simple keyed and keyer
paddle input sequence. Only Iambic (not "Bug") key-
ing can be used for storage of CW messages, and we
recommend that menu selection 7-0 be set to "Iambic
2" during message storage, although you may prefer
to use "Iambic 1" during manual sending once the de-
sired messages are stored.
Example: Program "CQ TEST DX1DX DX1DX" into
the "ID" Memory Slot.
r Be sure that the FH-1 (or your home-built) keypad
is plugged into the rear panel REMOTE jack.
r Press the [ STO ] key, followed by [ ID ] . This selects
the "ID" memory as the memory location to be uti-
r Using your keyer paddle, send "CQ TEST DX1DX
DX1DX" followed by another press of key [ STO ] to
end the storage process for this memory location.
Be careful to pause slightly after each word so as
to leave a word space in the message string.
r To play back the message memory without trans-
mitting, press the [ MONI ] key followed next by [ ID ] .
If you don't hear anything, check to be sure that the
"MONI" LED on the bottom-left-hand edge of the
BOWMAN front panel is not illuminated.
r To transmit the CQ message, just press [ ID ] .
Message memories 1 ~ 4 (keys [ CH 1 ] ~ [ CH 4 ] )
are programmed, played back, and transmitted in the
same manner; however, you can enter up to 50 char-
acters in each of these. Particularly if you have a long
callsign, you may wish to use key [ ID ] for storage of
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[ MONI ] key, then a
just your callsign, then use message memories 1 ~ 4
(keys [ CH 1 ] ~ [ CH 4 ] ) for your "CQ Contest" mes-
Note also that if you want to send a message mul-
tiple times, you can press the playback key more than
once; at the end of the first message segment, the
message will restart and be sent again. This is useful if
you want to call "CQ" while getting a drink from the
You may then send a "K" manually when the auto-
matic message generation is completed after the de-
sired number of repeats.
Example: Program "599001 BK" as an initial contest
number (to be incremented after each QSO):
r Following the procedure described above, press the
[ STO ] key then the [ # ] key.
r Now send the contest exchange, but send "???" at
the point in the message where you want the num-
ber to appear. In this example, send "599??? BK"
then press [ STO ] to terminate the entry. To send
"5NN001 BK" ("N" replacing "9"), modify your send-
ing accordingly (the number-cutting protocol in menu
selection 7-6 only affects numbers sent within the
"???" area). If you want to separate the signal re-
port and the contest number, send "5NN ??? BK"
(add a word space between the report and the ques-
tion marks).
r To play back the just-stored message without trans-
mitting, and without causing the contest number to
increment automatically, press the [ MONI ] key fol-
lowed by [ # ] key. You may do this as many times as
you want and the contest number will stay the same.
If you transmit the message by pressing the [ # ] key
alone, however, the contest number will automati-
cally increment, and another press of the [ # ] key
will cause "599002 BK" to be sent (followed by
"599003 BK" the following time, and so forth).
r If the other station asks for a repeat of your contest
exchange, remember that the number will have
incremented automatically after you sent it. Press
the [ DWN ] key to return to the previous number,
then press [ # ] key to repeat the exchange for the
other station. If you need to increment the number
manually for some reason, the [ #UP ] key may be
used in the same manner.
r If, for some reason, the contest number generated
via [ # ] key is significantly different from the desired
number, it may be reset via menu selection 7-3 . From
this menu selection, you may set the next-to-be-
used contest number to any value between 0000
and 9999 by rotating the Main Dial; press [ ENT ] to
save the new setting and exit.
MARK-V FT-1000MP Operating Manual



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