[VHFcontesting] FT-817 Overload & 6M HB9CV Beam - Thanks All !!

Cal Cotner cal.jsi at verizon.net
Thu Dec 17 15:29:51 PST 2009

Hi folks,

      Just wanted to say thanks to those who replied to my query on  
FT-817 receiver overload on 2M and on the 2 EL HB9CV 6M antenna I  
recently bought.  The comments on the apparent FT-817 receiver  
overload on 2M were very helpful.  When mountain topping again I will  
try reducing the RF gain and make sure that the noise blanker is  
off.  And BTW, I really appreciate the efforts of those who copied my  
pipsqueak signal in contests past and I hope will do so in the  
future.  Perhaps I'll "trick out" my Elecraft K2 and use transverters  
with it - I'm sure that as some of you stated, that combo would  
perform much better in a strong signal environment.

      I also appreciate the comments received on the 2 EL HB9CV 6M  
antenna.  Will probably use it in future portable operations.


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