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[Towertalk] SteppIR Performance and misleading advertising

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Subject: [Towertalk] SteppIR Performance and misleading advertising
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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 19:15:12 EDT
In a message dated 9/19/02 12:26:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> How did they confirm the power losses in the conductors
>  were 0.17 dB?  Did they put the entire antenna in an
>  infinitely large thermos bottle and measure the heat
>  gain?  Or did they use a COMPUTER MODEL's estimate
>  of power losses in a particular material?  There is
>  a world of difference between the two. 

    You're upset about 0.17 dB in a manufacturer's claim? Good grief. The 
margin of error on our tribander and vertical comparison reports was in the 
neighborhood of 
+/- 1 dB. 

    Why not get upset with manufacturer's claims that add 6 dB of ground gain 
to their published gain figures? (Snide remark about Mosley antennas 

    Get a grip. 

Steve    K7LXC

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