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Re: [TowerTalk] Remote Preamp or In the Shack

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Remote Preamp or In the Shack
From: "Dan Schaaf" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:14:54 -0500
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My Radio AGC is set to Fast .
I do not have ear blowout

Best Regards
Dan Schaaf
Cape Cod Instruments
Tel: 941-766-0706
Fax: 941-766-0707

"Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created 
them." - Albert Einstein

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Karlquist" <>
To: "Dan Schaaf" <>
Cc: <>; "Pete Smith N4ZR" <>; 
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Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Remote Preamp or In the Shack

> Dan Schaaf wrote:
>> Rick
>> In addition to my IF DSP, I also have the Timewave DSP-599zx and it has
>> AGC
>> in addition to the noise reduction. It also has a CW Spotlight which 
>> makes
>> the weak CW pop right out of the headphones.
>> On top of all this, I have the APF turned on. The APF is a triangular
>> filter
>> in the FT-2000 which really digs cw out of the noise.
>> So, when you add all of these together, a really weak CW on 160 meters 
>> can
>> sound like armchair copy in many cases.
>> This Timewave unit might be just what you are looking for.
> Good suggestion, I'll look into it.  However, let me clarify
> that lack of AGC does not prevent armchair copy of weak signals.
> The problem with lack of AGC is that a strong signal blows your
> eardrums out.
> Rick N6RK


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