Broadcast stations on 160

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Using my 6700 with a N6RK loop on Rxa I hear different broadcast stations... Mostly southern U.S. and Mexico every ten KC when I turn up the gain to 20 or 30db... Is this normal??
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If your panadapter display is indicating WIDE then you band preselectors are switched out. On 160 they will switch out if your panadapter spectrum goes below about 1740.  IF your looking at sevral bands at once, your bnad  preselector can be switched out.  WIthout a Band preselector, high preamp settings are likely to overload the input..