Topband: 160 mtr low signal - CW Pitch

BobK8IA at BobK8IA at
Wed Nov 29 10:21:11 EST 2006

In a message dated 11/29/2006 7:52:27 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
rtnmi at writes:

was just  reading articles concerning low signal dxing and CW Pitch on the 
160 meter  band. Is there one pitch better than another
for this?

Here is what  one well known Top Band DXer says:

Note: I like a very low CW pitch of  270 Hz for very weak signal DX-ing.

Please tell me what you think on  this. I have an IC-775 es hit has pitch 
control so it can be  changed.

73 fer nw es gud DX,

I am not sure what it is, but during my nearly 50 yrs of hamming I  have 
always liked the lower pitch. There just seems to be more signal there.  Maybe its 
my ears. I use about 350 Hz here.  

73, Bob  K8IA

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