LF: Noise blankers, etc

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 08:26:33 -0400

Dave Sergeant wrote:

> >From Dave G3YMC
> Bob ZL2CA says:
> <It has been noted in ZL that noise blankers do not work so well on
> <narrowband loop receiving antennas
> I have never found a noise blanker on any amateur receiver which has the
> slightest effect on the sort of noise we encounter on 136 or any of the LF
> bands, and they only really seem to work on ignition type of noise such as
> you might expect on VHF.  Some recent rigs may perform better, but in
> reality the noise blanker on most rigs is wasted space and it is no great
> loss if it works even less well with a narrow band antenna!
> 73s Dave G3YMC