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Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 18:43:38 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 31 Mar 2001, Tom Osborne wrote:

> Isn't a lot of heat just wasted energy?  I can't see trying to
> squeeze every last db out of an antenna then lose a bunch of
> energy in a coax connector.  
> Tom W7WHY

Hello, Tom,

I think that when we are talking Kilowatts to the coax, a lot of heat may
not really be many watts, and certainly losses in the order of fractions
of a single db at KW levels can cause a perception of a 'lot of heat'

73, DX, de 
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