Fwd: RE: [CQ-Contest] Fwd: [FCG] riding the RF gain...

Jim Rhodes rhodes at evertek.net
Mon Dec 17 00:15:36 EST 2001

It happened to me dozens of times this weekend in the 10 meter contest. 
Admittedly my ts-570 is not top of the line, but many stations just 
disappeared When someone stronger transmitted within the front-end 
bandpass. And yes even using the attenuator wasn't the answer in many cases.

>I'd challenge anyone using a recent rig to claim they couldn't make a QSO
>because of intermod or desense, in a reasonable RF environment (using stubs
>and common sense as we know it). The atmospheric noise on the HF bands is so
>much higher than the noise level of modern receivers that most receivers
>should be optimally operated with some attenuation cranked in, at least on
>lower HF bands. This extends the already excellent overload characteristics
>of recent rigs.

Jim Rhodes K0XU
jim at rhodesend.net

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