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[TenTec] Weak Sig/Filter BW [was:Ten-tec noise and RX questions}

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Subject: [TenTec] Weak Sig/Filter BW [was:Ten-tec noise and RX questions}
From: JimN0OCT@aol.com (JimN0OCT@aol.com)
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:19:43 EDT

I would agree with you on this.  When there is S8 power line noise that is 
extremely broadbanded [wiping out 40m,  for example], narrower may be better. 
 On a quieter band, with only atmospherics [no lightning], my brain works 
better with a wider filter.

Jim "wider isn't always better"

In a message dated 28-Oct-99 10:10:00 Central Daylight Time, hmmjr@erols.com 

> Very interesting.  My ears don't work that way. On a noisy band (QRN or
>  local power line noise) I can copy signals much better with my narrow
>  filters and the greater signal to noise they provide.  Cw signals buried
>  in my S-8 power line noise become readable when I turn on the 500Hz or
>  better yet the 250 Hz. filter.  Fortunately that power line noise is not
>  always there, but when it is, my narrow filters allow me to communicate.
>  73,
>  Puck, W4PM

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