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[TowerTalk] True Or Not True #2

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Subject: [TowerTalk] True Or Not True #2
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 15:21:02 -0400
At 11:56 AM 9/6/01 -0700, K2AV wrote:
>In marginal conditions, such as daytime on the lower bands, or at the
>edges of a skip zone, etc, where the signal is at or in the noise,
>adding 2 db to your signal is helpful. For certain digital modes, you
>can go from no-copy to copy in 2 db's. The intended use and the time
>and frequency of intended use will dictate whether it will matter. Most
>people do some operating in marginal conditions, and it will help.

Another angle to consider.  1-2 dB better signal may not be discernible on
any given QSO.  But over the course of a 48-hour DX contest, it may mean
several dozen more European QRP stations with indoor dipoles in noisy
locations get into the log, because those couple of dB can make the
difference between your CQ being heard and not.

73, Pete N4ZR

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