I bought a new radio Yaesu FT-950 Saturday, looks to be a fine radio but is a little more complicated than my TS 520. My question is what is the best way to tune in a station?? I have been trying to decide do i surf the frequencies with all the filters and a narrow band width or do I run it without filtering and a wide band then dial it in??? I read the manual and it say what each item does but doesn't give you the "How To"
George, I have the same radio.
I do have all the filter in wide, unless I need them. Usually in DX, I keep them wide and adjust the width for adjacent QRM. During contests, I keep them in narrow mode, as narrow as possible.
If you ragchew on a busy band, I would just adjust for what you need, and no more.
90% of the time, my filtering is not used.