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

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2008 CQ WW 160m DX Contest - Missing Class???
From: Chris Kantarjiev <cak@dimebank.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 10:20:37 -0800 (PST)
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> 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.

Well, since we're having fun taking this seriously, let me pile on - 
the Bird 43 is hardly "state of the art" (albeit very useful). 
Larry N8LP's LP-100 is probably as good as it gets these days,
and it has 

"Power accuracy is better than 5% at any frequency from ~1W to
maximum, 3% typical with NIST traceable factory calibration"

So, nope, you probably can't hang onto exactly 150W.

73 de chris K6DBG

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