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Re: [CQ-Contest] HAL-DXP38 vs MMTTY

To: "Bill Turner" <dezrat@copper.net>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] HAL-DXP38 vs MMTTY
From: "Rex Maner" <k7qq@netzero.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 02:05:07 -0000
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
Try   using the MMTTY     Program with the   TS-870  and back off on the RF 
gain just a bit then select FSK ant the 250 hz  filter ,  I'm not a RTTY 
expert but I know that this combination really works for me.  I prefer to 
use it when clg CQ with AFC off because most guys call dead on freq.  The 
only time that I copy anyone off freq is when I get to open up the Filter to 
500 hz .

The  870 might not have been made for  RTTY but  IMO it is really great for 
all 3   SSB,CW and RTTY.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Turner" <dezrat@copper.net>
To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] HAL-DXP38 vs MMTTY

> On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 11:35:53 -0500, "Gary Jones"
> <garyejones@cmaaccess.com> wrote:
>>This was using both first class XCVRs (such as the FT-1000D) and small
>>radios like the FT-100. To each his own, but I put the sound card based
>>MMTTY away a long time ago and its going to take a lot to convince me
>>that it will do any better than I have found it to do in the past.
> ------------ REPLY FOLLOWS ------------
> Try MMTTY with a radio designed for RTTY such as the ICOM IC-746PRO or
> the IC-756PRO3 and you may have a different opinion. I have not used
> an FT-1000D, but I have used an FT=100 (the "D" version) and that is
> probably the last radio in the world I would use for RTTY.
> I have run MMTTY in parallel with a DXP-38 (two computers, same audio
> feed) and MMTTY won hands down. MMTTY has many filter and demodulator
> options for different band conditions and one of them is nearly always
> best. Admittedly, this was not a DXpedition type operation, so I can't
> comment on that except to say that receiver bandwidth is probably the
> most important consideration in that specific case.
> As best as I recall, the DXP-38 does not offer any options for
> demodulation based on band conditions. My memory might be wrong on
> this, so please correct me if that is not the case.
> I sold my DXP-38 long ago and have never looked back. There is one HAL
> product I have tested that will beat MMTTY and that is the very
> expensive ST-8000. I still have that one.
> Bill, W6WRT
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