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CW Signal report -- 2-Khz Wide?? Any suggestions?

K9APW - Dick - Verona, WI
edited June 2020 in SmartSDR for Windows
I received the following report via e-mail from a ham in California -- I am in Wisconsin --

I have the Flex 6700 and was using my Expert SPE 2K-FA amp running about 600-700 watts out??  I use a 40-meter rotatable dipole at 80 feet on 12 meters with an SWR of about 1.75/1 --

Any suggestions on what might be causing this problem?


****, K9APW


  • Mark_WS7M
    Mark_WS7M Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Hi ****,

    I'm in Colorado.  If you want to set a freq and time on 40 I'll tune in and see what I see on my Flex6300.  

  • Bill W2PKY
    Bill W2PKY Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Get more reports first.
  • Lewis Cheek
    Lewis Cheek Member ✭✭
    edited January 2018
    Any chance you are using Fldigi and sending cw via dax? 
  • Doug Hall
    Doug Hall Member ✭✭
    edited October 2015
    Likewise, ****, if you want to meet on 40 tonight I can meet you. I'm in NC.
    Doug K4DSP
  • Ken - NM9P
    Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Are you running full break-in or semi-breakin? Could your amp's relay be chopping the beginning or end of your CW note?
  • Walt - KZ1F
    Walt - KZ1F Member ✭✭
    edited November 2016
    I have to agree with Bill, get more reports. That seems too weird, esp with a quality Amp.
  • ctate243
    ctate243 Member ✭✭
    edited April 2017
    get some more reports with and without the amp. 
  • Steve WS5W
    Steve WS5W Member ✭✭
    edited April 2020
    What version of SmartSDR is he running?

  • Steve W6SDM
    Steve W6SDM Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    I got a report like that and come to find out the guy was using a Hallicrafters S-38 receiver.
  • Bill W2PKY
    Bill W2PKY Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Too bad he didn't have the "E" model with optional 12AT7 product detector.
  • Clay N9IO
    Clay N9IO Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    Similar to Steve's comment could be a nube with a legacy rig and NO filters at all.
    Sound familiar to you contesters out there???
    Get some trusted reports from the Flex users who offered above before freaking out, ha.

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