(2) Turn the power switch on. The meter lamp and digital display will become illuminated.
(3) Rotate the ATT control fully counterclockwise, and adjust the AF GAIN control for a comfortable listening level.
(4) Now rotate the main tuning dial until a voice signal is found. Careful adjustment of the main tuning dial will result in excellent clarity on the incoming SSB signal. Under conditions of rapid fading, set the AGC switch to FAST.
(5) When pulse type ignition noise is encountered, push tile NB switch.
(6) Adjacent frequency interference may be reduced substantially by counterclockwise rotation of the TONE knob. As well, advanc the ATT knob in a clockwise direction may result in some reduction of interference from a strong adjacent station; such a station may be so strong that the AGC control may cause the receiver to be "pumped," and reduction of the receiver front end gain will reduce this effect.
(7) Note that the bandswitch contains nine bands which correspond to the amateur radio allocations. This chows simplified band changing when listening to amateurs. The 30, 18, arid 24 MHz bands, newly assigned to the amateur service, are not yet approved for amateur operation in most countries, and no amateur operations will be heard until this action is taken by the governments involved.
Morse Code (CW) Reception
Morse Code transmissions may be received by placing the mode switch in either the USB or LSB/ CW position. The operator will find that ad djacent interference conditions will be less on one or the other of the above modes, and that position should be used until conditions change. The main tuning dial should he rotated until a comfortable listening pitch is obtained.
Frequency Modulation (FM) Reception
Frequency modulation operation is becoming more popular on the 29 MHz amateur band. As will, the operator may wish to use the FRG 7700 whit a VHF/UHF converter, for listening to FM repeater operation on the VHF and/or UHF bands. Set the mode switch to FM, and rotate the main tuning dial until the best fidelity on the incoming signal is obtained.
For FM operation, the front panel squelch (SQL) control should be advanced to the point where the receiver is just silenced when no signal (only noise) is being received. This will allow silent monitoring during long periods when no stations are active.
The memory feature provides a means of storing frequencies you may want to recall at a later time. Up to twelve stations may be stored in memory. Here is the simple procedure for memory storage and recall:
(1) Set the M FINE control to the 12 o'clock position. Rotate `he M CH switch to memory channel 1.
(2) Tune the receiver to the desired station, being careful to tune for best clarity and fidelity Press the M (Memory) button. The station is now stored. Continue tuning for additional stations, if desired, and stare them in the other memory channels.
(3) To recall a station previously stored, rotate the M CH switch to the appropriate channel, and press the MR (Memory Recall) button. If several stations are stored in the various memory channels, simply rotate the M CH switch to the desired station.
(4) To return control to the main tuning dial, simply push the MR button again. The MR tamp will turn off, and normal tuning will again be possible. The stations stored in memory will not be lost if you release the MR switch; just press it again to return to the memory.