I really don't want to get into a big discussion about this and I understand
all about the inaccuracies of S meters. I should have qualified this part as I
have done receiving tests using the rig S meter and notice a large difference
between the single vertical and the array. Gain numbers were derived using on
the air transmitting to EU stations and interpretting their received results.
Many inaccuracies I agree but they also notice a large difference between the
two. So I conclude that maybe the Comtek box/system is not optimized, and that
is beyond my capabilities, but it is doing something and I like it. Phil KB9CRY
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> > I also have a single HF2V far away from the 4 square and
> have done on the air tests with EU stations switching back
> and forth between the two setups. I'll admit the gain
> testing may have also been affected by propagation, etc.
> Also, I've done a lot of receiving testing looking at the
> differences on the S meter on the rig (930S) while switching
> between the two. What I will state is that there is
> definately an improvement. Phil
> Most S meters I've tested are OK over S-9, about 5 dB per S
> unit near S-9, and drop to very low db/S unit values at the
> low end of the scale. Of course some are better, some are
> A few of my radios are 1dB per S unit at low S unit
> readings, although they are very close around S9 plus.
> I think the fact most S meters are less than 5dB per S unit
> is behind manufacturers of miniquads and things making
> exaggerated gain and F/B claims.
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