Russ - Interesting analysis, but...
I have my 402-CD tuned for CW dimensions as recommended by Cushcraft.
It works great on CW and lousy on SSB (it works great on CW, and on
SSB I get beat by guys who shouldn't be beating me out in the
pileups). It's hard for me to believe there is only a difference of
about 2 db in forward gain from CW to SSB based on the performance of
my antenna. Mine is at 85 ft, and has a TH7 about 9 ft below it.
Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtown, PA Frankford Radio Club
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