[Skimmertalk] How much preamp gain for QS1R?

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at comcast.net
Fri Dec 30 21:34:54 EST 2016

Hi Wes - my only suggestion would be to not use an attenuator to handle 
broadcast stations (unless you mean HF broadcast).  I use a Clifton Labs 
high-pass which did a fine job of stopping BC clipping on my QS1R.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 12/30/2016 11:22 AM, Wes Cosand wrote:
> Does anyone have a good rule for deciding how much preamp gain one needs
> for the CW and RTTY Skimmer servers on the QS1R?
> What noise floor is sufficient when you look with SDRmax and what level of
> signals from the broadcast stations persuades you to stick an attenuator in
> the line?
> Wes WZ7I
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