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With warmer weather here, the chance to go out and do a bit of fox hunting comes to mind. The biggest problem I have encountered is not finding what direction the signal is coming from when far away from the signal source. Rather, my problem is overload once I get close to the transmitter. There are a number of means to help, including simple resistive attenuators. However, an offset attenuator has a great advantage as there is no issue with signal leakage as you get very close to the source of the RF.

The way an offset attenuator works is that it is a mixer that shifts the

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