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This paper defines the expected benefits to be derived from the use of low-noise receiver techniques when applied to tropospheric scatter systems in the 1000 to 2000-mc range. Calculations were made of the expected antenna noise temperatures for "smooth" and "rough" ground locations. These data, plus the known and anticipated performance of various low-noise techniques, permitted the calculation of increased sensitivity. The sensitivity improvement is then expressed in terms of increased range, decreased transmitter power, and decreased antenna size.