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, email@example.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.
> Puck, W4PM
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