Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Are you a multimode operator?

You could be.  All it takes is a willingness to try something new.
The IC-7200 tuned to14.050 CW and the Bencher paddle.
Take a look at your HF transceiver.  Main tuning control, audio and RF gain, noise reduction...  Oh, there it is: MODE.  If you never press the MODE button, you don't know what you're missing.  Sure, we have our favorite modes of operation, mine being SSB phone - typically lower sideband on 160 through 40 meters.  The problem is that we can get into a rut, stuck in the same old places on the band and doing the same thing every day. 
That may be comfortable, but it really isn't going to stretch our operating skills, is it?