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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] slipping every so slightly off-topic
From: "Larry Phipps" <>
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Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 12:49:38 -0400
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All of which drifts away from the "using a receiver as a measurement tool"
LPL's technique is still the best....use a real wattmeter, hold S meter
reading constant
and vary the tx power.  eliminates rx behavior altogether.


Yes, this is a good method, although a bit cumbersome. Remember, if you're 
plotting a beam, the wattmeter has to have selectable scales to handle the 30dB 
dynamic range needed... and most wattmeters have their best accuracy near full 
scale. The transmitter needs to be adjustable over 30dB range also.

Larry N8LP

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