Jim, you're gonna need to get one of those 599zx's for every DX station so
they'll be able to hear you. Remember the old adage, "if they can't hear
you, you can't work 'em."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Reid" <email@example.com>
To: "Jim Reid" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <DennisKT5D@aol.com>;
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 8:08 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Re: RX-340 and Noise Reduction
> UPS driver delivered the 599zx just after lunch time.
> Wow, hooked up in only a few minutes. Quick look
> at quick instructions, and bam --- noise level dropped
> a bunch of dBs! Just what I was hoping for.
> Now I am hearing DX, calling and calling, but they
> are not hearing me! But, just finished calling the SO7U
> for 45 minutes or so; I am "pretty sure" he came
> back to me, as QSB was pretty steep. I know he
> said "something 7M". Hot dog, I went back to him
> with 1500 out, and at the right time he said "QSL"
> and immediately QRZ. He was working split down:
> he at 18165 near the top of the US 17 meter band
> I caught him, if I did get in his log, at 18156 or so.
> Just have to wait and see.
> Will try to catch them on another band for "insurance".
> However, I could not have heard him without the 599zx!
> More info to follow after I get some more hours under
> the belt with this new gadget and the RX-340.
> 73, Jim KH7M