30 Mar 2011

Easy mistakes

On Monday night I was looking for Uwe DJ8WX again on 8.97022kHz.  To my great surprise I copied nothing when G3ZJO and M0BMU were getting good copy. I'd copied Uwe several times before. After suspecting my PC sound card was faulty, I found out why I copied nothing tonight: on Sunday I'd retuned my loop ATU to copy M0BMU on 500kHz and I'd forgotten to retune it back to 8.97kHz. Although Spectrum Lab locked onto GBZ OK, the sensitivity was about 20dB down! We learn by our mistakes.

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