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Thoughts on K1OIK

I thought back and forth on whether or not I should post this, but in the end I feel it needs to be said, and not be edited by an outside source. (Hey that's what personal blogs are for right?) K1OIK, or Burt, is a ham radio operator from Cape Cod who has a very cynical view of the Amateur Radio Community in general. And while every community has a few of these, K1OIK seems to go out of his way to 'stir the pot'.

Hunting down recieve noise.

One of the worst things I think is having to deal with a S9+ noise on receive. It wont matter if your 'getting out' you can't hear anyone unless they are practically a S9. I have done some noise hunting with a shortwave receiver, with good results. I found an electric space heated that would give off a S9+40 noise when it was just about to reach it's  set point. But I still have some noise. Over then next few weeks I will be recording and tracking down the noise in effort to improve my DX reception.

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