On Fri, 13 Mar 1998 23:17:01 -0000 "Richard W. Ehrhorn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>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
>think it'll take a lot of aluminum and sweat to squeeze another 1.76
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
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
73 Carl KM1H
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