[CQ-Contest] Help on choice of CW Narrow filter

Tom Osborne w7why at harborside.com
Thu Apr 15 16:58:00 EDT 1999

Pedro Pedroso wrote:
 At first I thought that the 250Hz would be the best one, but on
>second thoughts maybe it is too narrow and it would not let me
>hear operators that are not so well tuned on my frequency but
>still are trying to answer my call.

HI Pedro.

When I had my FT-102, it came with a 500 cycle filter in it.  It
worked good for casual operating, and I thought it was just what
I needed.  When I got into my first CW contest with that filter,
I soon found it was too wide.  I replaced it with a 250 cycle
filter, and it was much better.  I have a 500 cycle filter in my
FT-840, and when contesting, I sure wish I had a 250 cycle
filter.  73


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