[CQ-Contest] Kenwood YK-88C-1 vs Inrad 103

Michael Tope W4EF at dellroy.com
Sun Oct 16 11:17:24 EDT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "k7qq" <k7qq at netzero.net>

> Quack Note
> I'm not a big CW contester but I think that anything more narrow for
> contesting than 500 or 600 hz is too narrow, Even in ordinary QSO's 400 hz
> is too narrow for comfortable copy .
> In 95% or more cases 1 khz is more than adiquate, espically when   S & P.
> Quack

Unfortunately, George doesn't seem to make a 1000 Hz wide filter for the
8.83 MHz IF in TS930/940/950 series rig. The 950 has filter bank selection
switches for the 8.83 MHz and 455 KHz IFs on the front panel, so you can
run with the 1.8 KHz filter in the 2nd IF and the 500 Hz filter in the 3rd 
and then reach over to the front panel and kick-in the 400 Hz 2nd IF filter 
you need the extra SNR to pull-out a weak one (the ability to hear very weak
signals improves dramatically when you kick in the narrow 2nd IF filter in
the TS-950) and then switch back to the 1.8 KHz / 500 Hz combination so as
to better hear off frequency callers.

And as I told Jim, my brain doesn't sort out multiple signals very well, so 
tend to prefer a ~500 Hz filter even for running.

 73 de Mike, W4EF..................................

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