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From: (Ward Silver)
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 09:33:23 -0800 (PST)

> > It seems that one thing has been forgotten.  The line may be lossless.
> > The tuner isn't.  Read QST and you will see that many of the commercial
> > units available today have power losses of 30% or more.  The best unit
> > quoted was a Johnson Matchbox.
> >
> > 73 de Brian/K3KO
> I don't receive QST at the moment.  Who is selling tuners with 30% loss?
> Or is that under very unusual conditions?  I cannot believe that there is a
> single Ham who would knowing buy a tuner with 30% loss in normal use!
> 73, DavidC  K1YP

30% sounds like a lot, but it's only 1.55 dB.  Not to be ignored, by any
means, but not a brutal signal reduction.  0.5 dB is about 10% signal

73, Ward N0AX

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