Thinking of buying my first HF transmitter.

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Thinking of buying my first HF transmitter.

Postby nickjaxe » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:15 pm

Got my M6 licence around 4 years ago...only worked vhf/uhf for a short period.

Not be active for a couple of years now....I was a very keen SWL till around 10 years ago.

Not sure what to expect from HF these day...and if its worth the investment.

It was going to be a retirement present to myself....would love to try hf tx to see if I like it.

But I fear local QRM could be a problem these days with the huge amount of electronic devices most homes have.

I live in a quite crowded urban area.

So are my QRM fears grounded or am I worrying about nothing.
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Re: Thinking of buying my first HF transmitter.

Postby m0lsx » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:22 pm

Your fears are well founded, but you may still be able to work HF. I find the higher bands are OK to work where I am & I am in the middle of a housing estate. 40 meters is workable sometimes & 17 & 10 nearly all of the time, the same with 20 meters.
Things like a good DSP filter such as from BHI can also make life much easier.
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Re: Thinking of buying my first HF transmitter.

Postby nickjaxe » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:51 pm

Oh dear...that does not sound to promising.

80mtr interests me as does top band but not enough room for a top band antenna.

Wonder if there is a test for my QTH to see what its like before I was lots of money.

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