I have been using the Icom 706 MkIIG mainly on 2m ssb and have found it a fairly good piece of kit for working weak signal stations on summits, but I am finding a lot of weak stations are escaping due to the receiver backing off when strong local stations call. If Mike GW0DSP who is only 1/2 a mile away calls before I get the weak station the RX backs off and I can not here any weak stations for about 10 minutes. There are other local stations who do the same but they are not regular chasers so are not usually a problem, however one other station that effects the 706 in this way is about five miles away.
Does anyone know of a way to improve the handling of these strong signals or do I need to replace the rig with something better?
Note this doesn’t happen on FM and it was not a problem on my old Kenwood TR9130.
73 Steve GW7AAV