WNB results

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I thought I would amend my prior comments concerning not being successful at getting meaningful results from the new WNB.

I am on 15 now and I noticed what would be a high noise level from atmospherics. Genterally it is -130 was at -110.  As I was looking for 3W3MD I thought I'd try WNB just in my continuing attempts to get something meaningful. Lo and behold, it worked great! and it wasn't even electrical noise, rather atmosheric noise. Don't as me to explain it, I cannot.

One other thing, when I was on 10m earlier same sort of high noise level but what was odd was a takeoff angle of abt 5 - 10 degrees. As this was not general 10m noise but more noise increasing from 28086 to 28107 from a low of -120 to a high of -110, I thought I'd try WNB there. This was actually my first experiment but, again, with WNB on at abt 86 the noise floor completely leveled off over the range of the panadapter at that time. Even better, some signals popped out of the noise on the right hand side. 

What's even better, unlike my prior comments, which were true in as much as with WNB on the noise floor would jump around, like WNB was only intermittently working, now it seemed to hold with little to no oscillation of the noise floor.

I still do not understand this but I have just had 2 instances where it worked really well.

FWIW, while I, apparently, have a rep for being vocal when something doesn't work well or correctly, I try to be equally vocal when it does. WNB does, however, appears to be 'finicky'. I would suggest again this would make an excellent next chapter in the Zen of Flex series as presented by Steve Hicks.
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Walt - KZ1F

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Mike KD2CJJ

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What was the secret to get it working? No matter what mine jumps. I have tried everything.

However I have found the NB is working well for me. Drop my annoying electrical noise I get from naer by high voltage power lines by 2 dB! I wish it would affect the pan adapter. I have to set it to 95 thus I do get near channel interference when on. So I swap one issue for another.

I suspect the wnb in my case is being effected by the higher power lines negatively as it jumps like some spark is causing it.
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I have no idea Mike. I've seen it completely wipe out a valid signal...in the past. I suspect that was what Tim referred to as asking it to be "too aggressive". Earlier today, however it worked pretty well, and on 2 different bands.