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[CQ-Contest] FT1000MP Preamp

Subject: [CQ-Contest] FT1000MP Preamp
From: k5iid@ntelos.net (Tom Horton)
Date: Sun Sep 8 05:09:43 2002
I have found other uses for changing the preamp settings.
On 10 meters, when I have a lot of noise, turning the preamp off
and sometimes adding a bit of attenuation helps a bunch in
making things readable.
  On 80/160 during bad noise/static conditions turning the preamp on
seems to make things more readable.
I've had this radio since 97(I think) and I still learn stuff all the time!
73, Tom K5IID

At 14:38 09/07/02 -0400, John T. Laney, III wrote:
>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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Tom Horton      
K5IID in West "BY GAWD" Virginia
" E " sorter for the W5 Bureau  

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