[CQ-Contest] 48 db down

Gary K7ZD gmc at k7zd.com
Tue Dec 9 17:59:02 EST 2008

Another thing that might explain.. sometimes "city dwellers" will be 
tempted by all the fun on 160 and load up their 80M dipoles/slopers..
might be a reason for someone to hear a "lil' gun" as the antenna being 
used would be resonant on that second harmonic.. I was remembering my 
"Novice" days GRIN

Of course, this absolutely wouldn't apply to the well-engineered 
contest-farm stations.

Happy holidays, 73

Gary K7ZD

kr2q at optimum.net wrote:
> Rather than calculate it based on xmit'ed power, it is easier for me to look at it from the
> receive perspective.  If you are 20db over S9, then 48 db down is about S4.5 on the meter.
> And obviously, if local, his signal might be 40 over 9 which is just short of S8...pretty loud
> and quite legal.  And with many of the 'generous' S meters around, S8 just might show up
> as S9 or greater on anyone's meter.
> de Captain Obvious
> KR2Q
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