Mike Dennison wrote:
I am compiling a list of receivers and transceivers suitable
for 136kHz. I know most of the older radios already but
does anyone use a radio made in, say, the last five years
that they use sucessfully? If so, does it need an LF pre-
amp? Is the noise blanker any good on LF QRN and/or
Loran? Is a narrow filter fitted as standard?
Your help would be appreciated.
Good sensitivity down to only 100 kHz, for LF i use 20dB Att all the time.
Noise blanker, 2 settings [Kill or Ruin] works too good so i never use
it watching LF.
In PSK31 or NAVTEX the NB seems to enhance the signal, too bad it does
not allways work in CW.
AGC settings are adjustable from 0.04 to 5.1 seconds and can be set to
3 preset filters for cw 2.7K, 1K and 500 Hz and 10 Hz steps adjustable
fm 10 Hz to 9.99Khz.
Values differ when another mode is used but stay adjustable.
PBS is +2.30 Khz and -2.30 Khz, a double one would be more usefull as on
AGC discharge time, Bandwidth and PBS settings are displayed on a
separate LDC, nice at night :-)
1 Hz tuning steps.
Notch and a tracking notch wich tracks a carrier up and down for 10 Khz
even if the VFO is used.
2 audio output sockets with same signals.
Came with TCXO and is steady in 120 Sec Qrss right from power up until
the paint comes off.
Fine rig for LF, CW, Digimodes etc etc but it sounds terrible in SSB
speaker is used with it, Takes time to get used to and too bad the DSP
can't be switched off.
73 Ko, NL9222