ICE supplied some neat devices for use at XZ0A - bandpass splitters for
The bandpass splitters provide two important things- a way to listen
simultaneously on 3 bands from the same RX antenna with very low insertion
loss (about 1/2 dB), and excellent band filtering. Listening on 160, the
splitters rejected the broadcast band sufficiently that we had to bypass
the filters to use the broadcast band signals to check the beverages in the
daytime. All 3 receivers (160, 80, 40) gained from the additional
isolation between bands - the filters are really bandpass, not high pass.
Even if you don't need to listen simultaneously, the filtering is worth it
- even folks who are not too close to the city can benefit from reducing
those 60 over night time AM signals.
robin critchell WA6CDR/XZ0A
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