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RE: [FT897] verry noisy rx in ssb/perhaps other modes

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  • D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
    World class answer, Jeff. 73 DR ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 27, 2013
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      World class answer, Jeff.

      73

      DR
      On Jul 27, 2013 10:09 AM, "jeff 1" <g8hul@...> wrote:

      > John
      >
      > The 897 does have a lot of rf gain, possibly as it was intended as a
      > portable/mobile radio with poor antennas such as the ATAS120.
      >
      > Just turn on the IPO function which switches out the RF amp, or the ATT
      > function that also turns on an input attenuator.
      >
      > The S meter is not calibrated and wildly non-linear, so it won't matter
      > what
      > you do with the settings.
      >
      > 73
      > Jeff G8HUL
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: FT897@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT897@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      > john
      > Sent: 27 July 2013 13:20
      > To: FT897@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [FT897] verry noisy rx in ssb/perhaps other modes
      >
      > i have thought for a long time now that the rx section in my 897 was noisy
      > (but band noise) today i swapped it out for my jst 245 and used the same
      > fan
      > dipole , there was a drastic reduction in band noise from an s6-9 down to
      > s1.
      >
      > no noise on a dummy load with leads me to believe that to much rf gain
      > available? and yes if rf gain is backed off noise go,s away is there a menu
      > adjustment to turn the gain down so that the so called s meter function
      > still has some use or even calibrated to a given standard.
      >
      >
      > john G8XGS
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