In a message dated 2/12/2010 1:48:14 AM Greenwich Standard Time,
But, to the average ham with small
antennas and small pockets, it just isn't going to matter.
Small antennas and small pockets are not the point. It doesn't take big
pockets to get that 3 dB, nor does it take big antennas. A little digging
around for surplus stuff can get you the three dB. Check around for short
lengths of 7/8 hardline. Many can be had for a fraction of the cost of
9913. It takes a little searching, but for guys like you with small pockets,
that 3 dB can be gotten rather cheaply.
Lots of 75 ohm hardline is available for free for the resourceful guys.
Being on limited budget doesn't mean you have to have a limited signal.
I am constantly amazed that guys will spend 1K, 2K or more for a radio and
then cheap out on the coax.
73 Bill KH7XS
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