The receiver I use most frequently for RFI hunting is a Yaesu FT-847 that
covers HF, 50 MHZ, 144 MHz and 440 MHz. It has excellent sensitivity and an
analog meter. I use a short vertical on the roof of my vehicle.
When needed, I use an FT-817 and 440 MHz Yagi to isolate the source more
---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:58:21 -0400
>From: K8TB <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [RFI] FW: Topband: Exciting noise sources (Tim Duffy K3LR)
> Have you ever experimented with using the very common FT-817 and a
>2 meter/440 beam? You can turn the AGC off, and receive in the AM mode.
>I just might have to go outside and "find" a bad pole !
> And thank you for your input on this forum. Some really solid stuff
> tom k8tb
>On 3/28/2011 11:52 AM, Frank Haas KB4T wrote:
>> There are so many "all band" capable receivers available today, it should be
>> easy to find one. Any portable 2 meter or even a UHF yagi antenna will work
>> fairly well. A good attenuator, cables with properly installed connectors
>> are also requirements, in my opinion.
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