A db is a db.

bill.lumnitzer at paonline.com bill.lumnitzer at paonline.com
Tue Apr 2 16:47:55 EST 1996

 00> Sorry, I can't take it any more.

 00> A 6 dB change in voltage IS a 6 dB change in power.  If the
 00> voltage is doubled then dB(voltage)=20 log 2=6.02.

 00> And since power is proportional to voltage squared it goes
 00> up by 4 times and dB(power)=10 log 4=6.02.

 00> George, W2VJN.

Hi George:

You're absolutely right, and my apologies to W8JI, but I said that a 
doubling of voltage is 6dB, and a doubling of power is 3dB. Which is

But for some reason, it just didn't connect that it takes 4 times the 
power at the transmitter to produce twice the voltage at the receiver.
Gaining S-units ain't easy is it? But I'll still take every dB I can

73 Bill N6CQ/3

>From Jim Pratt <n6ig at netcom.com>  Tue Apr  2 22:07:31 1996
From: Jim Pratt <n6ig at netcom.com> (Jim Pratt)
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 14:07:31 -0800 (PST)
Subject: QRO...the REAL story
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9604021455.A1512-0100000 at netcom6>

I think someone forgot to look at the date of KR2Q's and K1AR's 
postings...oh well, so much for another attempt at humor in society today!

                                             n6ig at netcom.com

On 2 Apr 1996 V.LONG.SA at ocf.compuserve.com wrote:
> I guess that I never thought that many folks did this sort of thing of running 
> more power than the FCC has permitted us to use. I have heard of this stuff 
> going on, and for someone to openly admit that they or someone else is going 
> against FCC regulations, this really beats all that I've ever heard!
> Some folks just have to cheat at everything in life in order to win. Guess its 
> all in the way they were brought as children. They can't play by the rules (and 
> regulations), if I remember right, those are FEDERAL REGULATIONS. When my father
> had his gun store years ago we were bound by those federal laws and regulations.
> One that I can remember, you couldn't store more than 5 pounds of black power on
> site, and it had to be contain in a fireproof power magazine, and many others.
> When I enter a radio contest I enter it and operate it honestly. Thats whats 
> wrong with todays society, and some of you (immature) adults are teaching the 
> next generation how to be dishonest, crooked, and I don't think I need to go on.
> The next time I hear those calls in the next contest I'll make sure I don't work
> you.
> Hopefully the ARRL and CQ contest guys are reading all this garbage!
> I'd like to hear from K4JRB and N8BJQ on this subject matter now that the real 
> over powered stationed have finally stood up.
> 73 and sorry to take up so much time.
> Scott (and the call is AA8SM)
> P.S. Doug, I hope this was a April Fools joke, and not for real.

>From Tyler Barnett <tbarnett at lexmark.com>  Tue Apr  2 22:13:16 1996
From: Tyler Barnett <tbarnett at lexmark.com> (Tyler Barnett)
Date: 2 Apr 96 17:13:16 EST
Subject: Connecting Cluster to CT/Log+etc thru internet??
Message-ID: <199604022212.AA23278 at interlock.lexmark.com>

I have done it.
You put a modem onto COM1 or COM2, and set CT up for LOCAL TNC on that port.
You then ALT-O, ALT-T to the packet window, and start the ATDT string to dial 
When you finally get connected to the cluster you want, a SH/DX fills the 
Announce Window up with spots.  

Beware of using COM3 or COM4 with this, it just doesn't work right.  
For some reason the echo doesn't show up in the packet window and you type 

If you want, you can hook the cluster tnc up to another networked CT computer, 
and set it up also for LOCAL TNC. 
The interesting thing is that BOTH serial connections get the keystrokes from 
either ALT-T CT window.
So a SH/DX gets spots from BOTH systems at once.

Tyler N4TY

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