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Re: [Amps] every db lost re Tubes vs. Solid State

Subject: Re: [Amps] every db lost re Tubes vs. Solid State
From: Tom Horton <>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:25:25 -0700 (PDT)
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the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.."
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down hill."
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K5IID Tom Horton Hillsboro, TX
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Same call for 55 years!

--- On Mon, 4/30/12, Jim Brown <> wrote:

From: Jim Brown <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] every db lost re Tubes vs. Solid State
Date: Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:47 PM

On 4/29/2012 11:01 PM, Charles Harpole wrote:
> I know ever coax joint, every coax switch, and so on costs rcv db.

You "know" WRONG!  This is one of those often repeated myths with little 
basis in fact. A properly done coax connection is essentially lossless 
at HF.  Loss in a switch depends on the quality of the switch. There are 
commonly available relays and switches and connectors with loss too low 
to measure, and there are poorly built and junk parts that will 
overheat, go intermittent, and/or fail.

73, Jim K9YC
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