diversity receive, can and how do we use a rx only antenna

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John Molenda

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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By its very definition, you need two fully independent RF signal paths to do any type of diversity reception techniques, so if you only have a single antenna, diversity reception is not possible.
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Here is an example of diversity on my 6700 with a yagi and a receive only antenna.    

- Slice A is using ANT 1 which is a 2el yagi for 40M.  This is the transmit antenna.  (see second picture below)

- When I clicked DIV on the DSP tab to activate diversity,  slice B was automatically created and slaved to Slice A.  (see second picture below)

- Slice B is set up to use RX B for the antenna which is my K9AY loop (a  receive only antenna).  You can click on the RX B tag to select a different antenna if you wish. 

If you look at the audio TAB in the picture below,  you will see:

- Slice A is automatically set for the LEFT channel

- Slice B is automatically set for the RIGHT channel

- Note: if you disable DIV Slice B will be deleted automatically and the audio slider for Slice A will be returned to the center setting.

I hope this is helpful.....

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
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John Molenda

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Thanks Al and Tim , I am just reading your answers today Yeah a little busy .  John kb2huk