On Thu, 06 Sep 2001 Pete Smith <email@example.com> writes:
> At 11:56 AM 9/6/01 -0700, K2AV wrote:
> >In marginal conditions, such as daytime on the lower bands, or at
> theedges 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
> several dozen more European QRP stations with indoor dipoles in
> locations get into the log, because those couple of dB can make the
> difference between your CQ being heard and not.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
HUH? You mean if 2 dB makes the difference between
a QRP European hearing YOUR KW or not, do you really
think YOU will hear HIS 5W? I think you need to
re-think this argument Pete :-)
I'll go along with the first argument and those of previous
posters. Contesters, Moon Bouncers, and some DXers
go to great lengths for 2 dB. It doesn't make much difference
for people who are not pushing the envelop of possibilities.
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