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RF gain Vs Squelch Sep 4th 2021, 05:49 2 5,871 on 25/9/21

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RF gain Vs Squelch JohnCinFloyd on 4/9/21
I have an Yaesu Ft 857D that has a configurable RF gain/Squelch knob. My question is when do you use the RFgain function vs when you use the squelch? If I set the knob to squelch the background noise is quiet, but I feel I am not hearing all the available signals that may be out there. I am mostly interested in CW mode. Are there any experienced hams that might give me some pointers?
Help me get into CW KC1DRZ on 3/3/17
I have had my general license about 10 years.
I, like you, am trying to break into sending and receiving CW. I have a rig that transmits CW and I have been re-learning the code with a MFJ -414 classroom tutor. I have been trying to find some novice band locations where I can try to listen into a qso and see if I can copy. My problem is determining where to tune to find such qso's that I might can copy.
It sounds like you have the right plan to practice practice practice.

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