Topband: Re: Weak Signal Reception (EME view)

k6se at k6se at
Fri Jul 18 14:52:12 EDT 2003

Riki, 4X4NJ wrote:

"Regarding not hearing stations calling off frequency, this can be a
problem when using such narrowband reception, and especially in contests,
it is necessary to always "wiggle" the dial back and forth after each QSO
to pick up stations that may be calling off frequency."
With the FT-1000MP in contests, I simply use the sub VFO for transmitting
and the main VFO for receiving.  "Wiggling" the main VFO easily finds
those off-frequency callers even when using ultra-narrow filters, and the
transmit frequency stays unchanged.  I find that this method does not
slow down the QSO rate at all.  Using this method in 160-meter contests
recently, I set a division record in the ARRL 160, had the multiop world
high score in the Stew Perry, and won the Zone 03 plaque in the CQ 160

Some users probably use the RIT to accomplish the same thing, but I
prefer using the big knob, hi.

73, de Earl, K6SE

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