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[AMPS] Benefit

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Subject: [AMPS] Benefit
From: (Bill Turner, W7TI)
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 15:26:34 GMT
On Sat, 14 Mar 1998 02:34:04, Pete Smith <> wrote:

>At 12:11 AM 3/14/98 GMT, Bill Turner, W7TI wrote:
>>On Fri, 13 Mar 98 16:12:29 -0600, Jon Ogden <> wrote:
>>>Don't get me wrong, when my amp is finished, I want it running with as 
>>>much Pout as legally possible.  You just have to realize that the benefit 
>>>for the extra 500 watts is really not that much.
>>As any serious DXer will tell you, that extra 500 watts is sometimes
>>the difference between QSO and no QSO.  If you're not serious about
>>DXing then right, you don't need it.  Your call.
>>73, Bill W7TI
>This is silly.  The only rational test is to ask yourself, "What's the most
>cost-effective way to get the *next* dB?"  Maybe it's the bigger amp.
>Maybe it's something else.  We need to know a whole lot more about the
>whole picture before anyone can make a credible recommendation.
>73, Pete Smith N4ZR
Silly?  I don't think so.  "Serious" DXers (I'm on the margin) don't
just want the "next" dB, they want "all" the dBs - amplifier, antenna,
feedline, tower, location.  It's more a matter of attitude than

73, Bill W7TI

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