In a message dated 2/12/2010 2:28:32 PM Greenwich Standard Time,
The difference between 40 db over 9 and 41 dB over 9 or even S8 and S9 is
very hard to measure, but it is sure easy to tell the difference between a
signal right at the noise floor and one 6 dB above it!
It surely is. Being able to have the three extra dBs on rx allows you to
work that very last layer of stations calling in contests.
Now if your just going to ragchew with your buddy 1000 miles away on 20,
buy some off brand RG 58, enjoy the savings and buy a case of beer. For the
contest nuts like me, I'll bypass the beer and go for the extra dB(s).
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