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[Towertalk] SteppIR Power Handling

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Subject: [Towertalk] SteppIR Power Handling
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2002 22:52:19 -0400
> I just noticed the power handling spec for the SteppIR antenna - "2kw
> PEP."  Has anyone used it with 1.5kw CW?

Hi Rick,

PEP is equal to CW carrier power. That's why we can run 1500 w PEP 
SSB, or 1500 watts CW carrier.

Unless they give a specific lower CW or RTTY rating, "2kW PEP" 
specifically means 2 kW carrier, because the envelope peak is equal 
to the steady condition (unless you have a defective radio) .

That doesn't mean it will work of course, but that's what the numbers 
would mean.

73, Tom W8JI 

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