[CQ-Contest] Understanding Signal-to-noise ratio on the RBN

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Wed Mar 5 07:33:54 EST 2014

One of the most frequently asked questions about the RBN has to do with 
the meaning of the SNR that is included in each spot.  I've been 
answering these questions, and, as I learned yesterday, propagating some 
incorrect information.  I have just posted the correct version on the 
RBN blog at 
It was derived verbatim from an e-mail exchange I had yesterday with 
Alex, VE3NEA, and is reproduced there with his permission.

73, Pete N4ZR
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