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[CQ-Contest] FT1000MP Preamp

Subject: [CQ-Contest] FT1000MP Preamp
From: k4bai@worldnet.att.net (John T. Laney, III)
Date: Sat Sep 7 15:38:03 2002
I was guest op last year in a 10-meter contest.  At the end of the
contest, I told the owner that he should check his FT1000MP because the
sensitivity was lower than any I had ever experienced and I knew I had
missed at least a few QSOs because I couldn't get enough gain to copy
the call and exchange.  He then recalled that he had been using that MP
on 160 meters on a noisy occasion and had turned off that internal
preamp.  Mine had always been on, so it didn't occur to me to check
his.  So, I learned the hard way that it does make  a difference in weak
signal circumstances.


John, K4BAI.

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