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Re: [CQ-Contest] 2008 CQ WW 160m DX Contest - Missing Class???

To: "Jack Brindle" <jackbrindle@earthlink.net>,"CQ-Contest Reflector" <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2008 CQ WW 160m DX Contest - Missing Class???
From: "Tom Rauch" <w8ji@contesting.com>
Reply-to: Tom Rauch <w8ji@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:10:31 -0500
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
> In a bit of defense of Locust, and yet realizing that he 
> posted the
> ponder in jest, it actually would not be very difficult at 
> all to
> create a transmitter that maintained an output power of 
> 150 watts (or
> any other level for that matter.

Let's assume I have a Bird 43 showing 140W forward and 15W 
reflected using a 250W slug.

The power reading error range of a Bird 43 using a 250W slug 
(calibrated to factory spec) for both forward and reflected 
power, with about 140 watts forward power and 15 watts 
reflected showing,  would be from 100-150 watts.

Since I can't measure power easily to anything much less 
than that, how would you design or calibrate or verify the 

73 Tom

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