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Author Topic: Receiver for CW  (Read 530 times)
WA4NJY
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« on: March 04, 2003, 07:41:10 PM »


       I am wanting to do some CW after many years.
  Brought out the Drake 2B and R4A to use with a home-
  brew transmitter. Had a lot of fun with those. Was
  able to use narrow filtering and passband to copy
  weak signals in heavy QRM and noise.
       Later, I tried the same thing with the ICOM
  746. Using 500hz filter, passband and everything
  else to copy under the same condx. It was almost
  painfull. The AGC and NB were most of the problem.
       My question, is this normal for the 746 and
  other rigs? A local has a TEN-TEC Corsair that he
  says is as quiet as my Drakes under the same condx.
  I would like a transceiver to use when not using the
   HB rig. Any input will be appreciated.
                      tnx es 73,
                          Ed Purvis
                          Bradenton, Fl
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NI0C
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2003, 12:49:39 PM »

If the AGC and NB are a problem, why not simply turn them off?  I have no experience with the IC-746, however I suspect from what you are reporting that it is not a CW operators dream.  I have owned both of the Drake receivers you mentioned.  For comparable receiver performance in a transceiver, try one of the Ten-Tec rigs, or a TS-850S.
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