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    Cool Noisy HF Receiver or Band ?

    Hello everyone, my first Post...

    Many years ago back in 1960 as a teenager I was interested in Ham Radio and got my Novice license (kN4YYQ) in Palatka FL. The Rig was a 50 watt CW HF Transmitter and an old Hellicrafters Receiver with HF Dipole Antenna.

    Then I enlisted in the US Navy and Retired in 1984 as a Senior Chief Fire Control Technician after 23 years. I have been working in the Ship Building and Servicing business since then.

    I'm going to retire next year, I think, maybe ? LOL

    Anyway I'm looking at getting back into Ham Radio again.

    I currently have an old computer ISA plug In, WinRadio Receiver 1001i that I picked up on EBay.
    It works OK, but seems a little noisy and the last few days the HF Band has been noisy ?

    The question is, noisy HF Band or Noisy Receiver.

    Maybe I need a "Real" Communications Receiver ?

    Lastly to my Fellow Vets Happy Memorial Day !


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    these days there are so many electric appliances creating lot's of noise compared with the 60s. so yes the HF bands are indeed full of QRM these days
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    Paul which band was noisy. Typically the lower bands have more noise. Try your receiver on 10 meters. If you hear a lot of noise it will probably be man made noise. You will then have to track down the source.

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    "Ship Building & Servicing"? -- Pascagoula?
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    It wasn't till I got a SDR system I realised just how much rubbish there is around nowadays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K7KBN View Post
    "Ship Building & Servicing"? -- Pascagoula?
    Hello, yes I'm a Navy contractor employed a Defense contractor company, ICI Services, we are a sub-contractor for Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS., responsible for the installation,repair and testing/certification of ships Combat Systems, radars and interfacing to the command and control computers and Weapons Systems.

    We are currently getting ready for Sea Trials for LPD-27 in the Gulf of Mexico


    Update, I now have a fully operational Kenwood R-1000 HF Receiver (E-bay purchase), connected to a 53 foot long wire Antenna with a end feed 9:1 Balun, works great.

    I'm thinking about obtaining a Tech then General class Ham License, so I'm looking for a good HF Ham Transceiver.

    Latter Gents

    Paul
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    Thumbs up Shipyards

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    "Ship Building & Servicing"? -- Pascagoula?
    Back in the eighties I worked at the Todd Shipyard in Seattle, WA

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    I worked for SUPSHIP Seattle from September 1974 until I retired in 2006. And I'm pretty sure you worked with SUPSHIP Pascagoula, and probably Seattle as well if you were at Todd. In 1984 I went TAD to SUPSHIP San Diego for the entire year, and a few other Surveyors went to Pascagoula in the same year. I was an Electrical Surveyor...best Civil Service job there ever was!
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    Quote Originally Posted by K7KBN View Post
    I worked for SUPSHIP Seattle from September 1974 until I retired in 2006. And I'm pretty sure you worked with SUPSHIP Pascagoula, and probably Seattle as well if you were at Todd. In 1984 I went TAD to SUPSHIP San Diego for the entire year, and a few other Surveyors went to Pascagoula in the same year. I was an Electrical Surveyor...best Civil Service job there ever was!
    Pleased to meet you Pat, yes I work with SupShip Pascagoula, we are actually part of PMS-317.

    http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Team-Ships/PEO-Ships/

    I retired from the Yankee Navy (LOL) in Sept. 1984 as a FTCS(SW) after my ship USS Tisdale FFG-27, homeported San Diego, CA. finished RimPac 84

    Sorry I got of the original thread subject !

    I really like the Kenwood R-1000 HF Receiver !
    73's Paul

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