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Author Topic: SSB sounds like "wah wah wa"  (Read 475 times)
KL3DL
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« on: March 02, 2010, 10:48:53 PM »

I am having a issue with my "new to me" kenwood ts-530s.

I have no problems hearing cw or digital info, but when I find any SSB it all sounds like "wah wah wa". I can not get it to sound intelligible at all.

It does not matter what band I am on, it is the same everywhere. Almost like the sound that Charlie Brown's parents make when they talk.

Anyone have any ideas what might be wrong?

Thanks,
Shawn
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K7AAT
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 10:53:43 PM »

Are you using the correct SSB,  Lower for 80/40M and upper for 20M and up?   Is your CW filter on?  Its too narrow to properly allow the SSB through.....
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KL3DL
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 11:15:46 PM »

Uh, whoops. You would be correct, was using upper instead of lower.

I spent the last few hours getting the antenna up so I was a bit flustered. Thanks for the quick response.
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K1WJ
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 07:21:57 AM »

USB = 10m/12m/15m/17m/20m/60m

LSB = 40m/80m/160m

73 K1WJ David
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K0OD
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 08:08:50 AM »

USB on 60 meters. Regs specifically require USB on 60. No LSB, or any other mode on the 5 mhz band.
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K9FON
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 12:03:41 PM »

Some of these hi fi hams with all the filtering and processing sound like waa waa waa to me! Maybe you heard a ham that had too much hi fi crap in line!
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N3TAV
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 03:38:55 PM »

Or Charlie Brown's teacher was operating at that time...
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KL3DL
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 10:15:24 PM »

Yup, Charlie Browns' teacher is what is sounded like.

I'm getting my head around this equipment. I have a lot of knobs and buttons to adjust on the HF rig, and then some more on the antenna tuner.

It really takes some works to tune and then bring a good signal out. I guess the latest and greatest equipment makes it a lot easier, but I enjoy the fiddling required with my 80's hybrid.
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