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Subject: [AMPS] Benefit
From: (Jon Ogden)
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 98 17:42:08 -0600
>Generally agree with you, but IMHO if (for instance) you're trying to work 
>VK0IR through a 20M pileup the 1.76 dB difference between 1.0 & 1.5 kW may 
>considerably shorten your wait.
>Also, if you're using a nice beam with, say, a 40' boom - on any band - I 
>think it'll take a lot of aluminum and sweat to squeeze another 1.76 dB out 
>of it!
>73,    Dick

Oh sure.  In a big pileup, yep it might.  Again, the pileup is now the 
noise floor!  So yes, it could help.  

As for the beam, I guess I didn't make myself clear.  It would be better 
to buy a better beam if you can then to spend the extra money on a bigger 
PA.  If you have a monster beam already, then no, you won't get better 
performance from a new one unless it's even bigger.




Jon Ogden

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