[CQ-Contest] CQ-Contest] Impressive demonstration of one dB of signal strength improvement

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Fri Aug 23 16:32:13 EDT 2019

The links I posted yesterday in this thread address the antenna issues. 
k9yc.com/publish.htm  There are both pdf text files and slides for talks 
I've done on the topic.

There's loss data for coax, hardline, and some 2-wire line types in 
N6BV's TLW software that comes on CD with the ARRL Antenna Book. You 
choose the coax, type in the length and frequency and the program spits 
out the loss. If the line is mis-matched, you can enter that value and 
the excess loss due to mismatch will be computed.

If you don't already own that book, it's a great next step. There's also 
some loss data on K1TTT's site.

73, Jim K9YC

On 8/23/2019 11:58 AM, John Geiger wrote:
> I really enjoyed the powerpoint presentation as well.  In terms of return
> on investment, what would be the best sized antenna to get, at what height,
> and which power level linear would be best?  I mean this by getting the
> most bang for the buck.  I know larger and higher is better for antennas,
> but there gets to be a point where going to a larger antenna gets really
> expensive, compared with the improvement it will probably give you.

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