I just wonder why so many stations crank up their microfones to the max. and apply a lot of compression. C'mon guys, you are not working 2m DX with signals barely readable and just above the noise floor, you are working through a repeater. The guy on the other end of the globe hears you just as loud as you do.
If the station you are talking to has shitty audio, please have the guts to tell him so. Don't report "excellent signal", "beautiful audio" , when it obviously is NOT. Dare to give a report other than Q5 if you have a problem to comfortably read your partner. I'm not talking about overdriven amps, that is a whole different story.
To top this off, some operators use desktop microfones, lean back and sermonize. This applies echo to the signal and i wonder if they have ever listened to their own signal. Do they really think this makes their audio more pleasant or easier to copy? I does not.
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