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Re: [TowerTalk] 1 dB difference

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 1 dB difference
From: "Rick Karlquist" <>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 11:37:47 -0700 (PDT)
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>> A difference of only 1 db is all but unnoticeable. It would take a
>> very careful side-by-side comparison to see the difference.
>> Bill W6WRT

Even if 1 dB by itself is unnoticable, the sum of multiple
1 dB improvements will be noticable.  Thus if you pick up
~1 dB by using a legal limit (1500W) amplifier instead of
1200W, and a ~half dB of reduced feedline loss, and ~1.5 dB
of additional antenna gain, and ~1 dB of reduced ground loss,
etc, eventually you are talking about 3 to 6 dB which will
make a difference.  This is why competitive stations worry
individual dB's.

Rick N6RK


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