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[TowerTalk] Cushcraft X-9 & X-7 HF beams missing data

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Cushcraft X-9 & X-7 HF beams missing data
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Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 20:30:05 -0500 (EST)
In a message dated 97-11-06 15:15:51 EST, writes:

> I'm sorry, but this is all the same old 'gain' shuck-and-jive and is
>  the reason that QST won't publish gain figures for antennas! I REALLY 
> believe
>  that a 3 element yagi has 13dB gain over SOMETHING, but WHAT? Certainly
> a
>  dipole, a wet string perhaps. Without a specific reference these numbers
>  are totally meaningless.
     I agree. The gain figure is given in dB. Period. While they're obviously
giving us total gain (including 6 dB or so of ground gain), that still leaves
lots of questions regarding its ACTUAL performance. BTW, 4.5 dB of REAL
antenna gain for an HF antenna is a significant amount. 

73,  Steve  K7LXC

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