>Rick....Fortunately the front end of the Omni 6 is so solid that you
>normally do not need the 250Hz filter during contesting. I set both IF
>filters to 500Hz during contest and can hear weak signal responses in the
>presence of 40 over signals within a half KC of my listening frequency.
>When you use your Omni 6 in contest is when you really come to appreciate
>the receiver design. There is NO other radio that can handle the strong
>signal environment such as 40mtr operation during the CQ WW DX test. I
>speak from experience.
Yes, the 250 Hz filter is really only necessary when you're trying to work
a weak station that's very close to another station. There are times to
it and certainly times where it can work against you.
73/DX de Rick N9THC
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