Re: WWWWIIIIDDDDDEEEE Signal
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Many signals I encounter aren't really wide, but just look that way.
A simple test is to turn off AGC and add about 18 db of attenuation to signal. If it's still wide, then it's the OP's fault.
From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... " <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:42 AM
Subject: Re:  WWWWIIIIDDDDDEEEE Signal
Don't shoot your radio. You need it.
I have stopped measuring the width of some of the PSK signals that I have seen by frequency.
I measure them in relation to the width of the Mississippi River.
There seem to be more every day. I think that many of these stations run phone and forget about the ALC and power when they switch modes.
Just yesterday I was just getting ready to work a DX station (an IOTA that would have gotten me to 70) and I got bombed. I waited for the tsunami to
subside but by then the DX either went QRT or the QSB got him. Lost another one.
Eventually I will get there but sometimes I feel like a salmon fighting to get to the stream. Sometimes it's tough. I imagine salmon get frustrated too.
( all you in the Pacific NW would understand)
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:41 PM, "randy true w4rttrandy@... " <070@...> wrote:
It's not my radio Seniour, you must a a bad radio
From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@...  <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:29 PM
Subject:  WWWWIIIIDDDDDEEEE Signal
Ok… I really try to be patient with people, but there seem to be a higher-than-usual number of wide signals on the band lately… especially 40 meters. Just had my QSO wiped out by a Cuban station that was about 2 KHz wide – SERIOUSLY – 2 blasted KHz!
This particular station is a frequent offender, but tonight he was extra special. I’ve QSO’d with him before and told him he was awfully wide, and he’d fix it – to a certain extent – but the next CQ he’d be back to wiping out the waterfall.
Nothing to be done about it, but if I didn’t vent somewhere I might have shot my radio!