steinerviolinist at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 16:34:26 EST 2016
My tendency is to look for "armchair copy" signals when I'm working
AM. I want to enjoy the audio quality and the noise reducing advantage
of a hefty carrier wave that the AM mode provides. I look for
marginally weak signals when I'm working SSB or CW.
On 12/18/16, w5jo at brightok.net <w5jo at brightok.net> wrote:
> I have a feeling the holidays are playing a part in the lack of activity,
> but like you Jim, in the evening I hear little if any conversations. Also
> 160 seems void of AM this year and I notice some SSB stations have moved
> into the normal frequencies habited by AM.
> I do, however, hear activity in the afternoon around 4 PM on 89 meters.
> Funny thing is I didn’t hear anything from the Trader’s net yesterday
> morning. Guess all the signals were bouncing over me like Rob said.
> From: Jim Candela
> I was listening to the 75m AM window last night around 9 pm central. Not an
> AM signal heard over 30 minutes. My receiver on the CE or Gonset station was
> unable to overcome the impulse type QRN that has been plagging me for years,
> and is strong up through 20m. Both an Icom R75 and R8500 have effective
> noise blankers, but the NB threshold is preset, and drifts with shack
> temperature. Last night the NB's did nothing, whereas my Flex 3000 SDR
> receiver would take out the noise 100% without any notceabe artifacts on the
> received signal. Unfortunately I don't have an amplifier in line with the
> Flex at this time. Therefore I stayed off the air.
> 75m seemed wide open last night..
> On Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:45 AM, Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com>
> my impression is everyone is spending their time operating. It's
> winter wx & band condx.
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