In a message dated 97-11-06 15:15:51 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
> that a 3 element yagi has 13dB gain over SOMETHING, but WHAT? Certainly
> 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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