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Data transmission through a slowly fading dispersive channel is considered. A receiver that linearly operates on both the received signal and reconstructed data is postulated. Assuming an absence of decision errors, the receiver is optimized for a minimum-mean-square-error criterion. Transfer functions are determined and superiority over nonfeedback receivers is indicated. The feedback receiver can be realized in a slowly varying unknown environment by means of an adaptive technique that requires neither test signals nor statistical estimation. The receiver will eliminate timing jitter and Doppler shifts. In addition, the receiver provides a time-diversity effect, as the receiver probability of error averaged over the fading statistics is lower in the presence of dispersion than in its absence.