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Re: [TowerTalk] C31XR versus SteppIR

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] C31XR versus SteppIR
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 18:46:30 -0700
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On Mon, 14 May 2007 02:19:17 +0200, "Peter Voelpel"
 <> wrote:

>Sure it does, even 3db more or less will not be recognized on the air. 

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Would you recognize going from 1 db below the noise level to 2 db
above it?

I suspect every long-time DXer has had an experience where he almost
but not quite made a QSO and sincerely believed just 1 db more would
have made the difference. I know I have. 

Having said that however, I still don't worship gain figures, even if
they are accurate. I appreciate things which are reliable most of all.
I'll trade a db or maybe two of gain for an antenna that works when
you want it to, year after year, no muss, no fuss.

Bill W6WRT

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