[Amps] al-1200 question

Pete Smith n4zr@contesting.com
Fri, 08 Mar 2002 07:37:49 -0500

At 07:14 AM 3/8/02 -0500, wd8jja wrote:
>Here is something to ponder.  Doubling your transmit power nets you 3 dB
>gain on transmit.  Improving your antenna by 3 dB, whether by improving the
>gain or reducing loss, nets you 3 dB on transmit AND RECEIVE !

Well, yes, but in most cases at HF the added receiving gain is not really
useful, because your ability to hear is limited by signal-to-noise ratio,
not path loss, and the extra gain will just bring up the ambient noise by
the same amount as the desired signal.

73, Pete N4ZR

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