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Subject: [AMPS] Benefit
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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:54:57 EST
On Fri, 13 Mar 1998 23:17:01 -0000 "Richard W. Ehrhorn" <>
>Hi Jon...
>Generally agree with you, but IMHO if (for instance) you're trying to 
>VK0IR through a 20M pileup the 1.76 dB difference between 1.0 & 1.5 kW 
>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

That is a point sorely missed by the non- DXer or contester Dick. This
sort of discussion has raged for years.
Even tenths of a dB are of importance to EME'ers and other weak signal
VHF/UHF ops.

It is also rather hard to get more gain on 80/160M which is where many
BIG amps tend to proliferate and 1.5dB has been known to make all the
difference at times. 

My own interests are 160/80M DX, primarily CW; and weak signal VHF,  so I
tend to be more attuned to the issue as compared to say a 75 or 20M SSB
list lizard. 

73  Carl   KM1H  

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