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

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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?


Dick, K9APW
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K9APW - Dick - Verona, WI

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Posted 4 years ago

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Mark - WS7M

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Hi Dick,

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.  

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Doug Hall

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Likewise, Dick, if you want to meet on 40 tonight I can meet you. I'm in NC.
Doug K4DSP
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Bill W2PKY

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Get more reports first.
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Lewis Cheek

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Any chance you are using Fldigi and sending cw via dax? 
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Are you running full break-in or semi-breakin? Could your amp's relay be chopping the beginning or end of your CW note?
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Walt - KZ1F

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I have to agree with Bill, get more reports. That seems too weird, esp with a quality Amp.
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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get some more reports with and without the amp. 
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What version of SmartSDR is he running?
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Steve W6SDM

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I got a report like that and come to find out the guy was using a Hallicrafters S-38 receiver.
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Bill W2PKY

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Too bad he didn't have the "E" model with optional 12AT7 product detector.
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Clay N9IO

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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.