Topband: 160 mtr low signal - CW Pitch

K9AY k9ay at
Wed Nov 29 10:15:11 EST 2006


CW pitch is a matter of preference. A significant number of guys favor low 
CW pitch on 160 because it seems to be heard better through the noise. I've 
tried it and wasn't convinced, so I stay in the classic 750 Hz range.

A related issue (with pitch change or not) is to make sure your rig is 
zero-beat on the other guy's frequency. Lots of 160 ops use the narrowest 
available filtering.


>I 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.

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