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    some people sound strange

    when listening to the hf bands, i hear strange speech from some people. when they talk, all i hear is the voice of alice the goon or charlie brown's teacher. other people, the people that are part of the conversation with these people sound normal; but no matter how much i adjust the voice tone settings on my radio, some peoples' voices cannot be understood. Why is this so?

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    What make / model / vintage radio are you using?
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    yaesu ft767gx, with a 260 ft dipole, connected to a buried 200 ft rg58 coax lead directly to a mfj941e tuner, to the radio. antenna is 30 feet high, with dipole ends facing north south. i cAN HERE responses to alice the goon, but alice only i can't zero in on... is he on the dipole's nodes side?

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    Are you on the correct sideband?

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    Some people sound strange no matter the offset.

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    like i said, ya'll, the only person that i can't hear is alice the goon. i can hear people reply to his conversations with him, not just can't hear him.... and not only that, i can hear his voice noise from 1885 all the way through 1910, on all of the bands.

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    Turn off the rig's noise blanker and turn on the attenuator. Does the Goon still come through?
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    Yes to the noise blanker check. I have two adjustable noise blanker buttons.
    One is aggressive, strong in band stations rip it up. Useful to dig out the weak.
    Other is for busy band, LOUD signals. With strong S/N ratio, meh little help.

    Another issue (maybe mentioned) is the width of your RX passband.
    2.7 KHz from the manual, but a LOT run 3KHz wide or wider.

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    hey ganstas, this is major tom to ground control, noise blank was off already and have now activated the ATT button..... so now, it's just "a wait and see," until when alice the goon will meander into the communication zone ......

    special thanks before hand, ya'll
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    Must be a localized phenomenon.

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