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Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIR 3 or 4 el ???

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIR 3 or 4 el ???
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 20:41:59 EST
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In a message dated 11/2/2008 3:16:14 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes:

>>Is 2 dB more gain worth $800 ???

>  ...depends  on where you are on the db/$ curve! If you have already made 
sure you have the  full legal limit output power for your country, and you have 
the best receiver  you can afford, then you have already worked your way up 
the curve, and 400$  per db is a bargain!

>  Where else in your station can you get  2db? [Especially on Tx AND Rx]?
    You bet. In the 80's, a well-known ham  in Texas that owned a pretty nice 
multi-tower station said that 1 dB at his  station cost about $1500. 
    As far as the 3 or 4L SteppIR, even Mike, K7IR,  (Mr. SteppIR) said he 
didn't know why people bought the 4L when the 3L was  almost as good (and for 
less money). You'll either be really satisfied with  the 3L or you'll always 
wish you had bought the 4L. Methinks it's more  psychological than real 
Steve     K7LXC

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