[TowerTalk] C-3 & TH7 comparison - a revision

Kenneth D. Grimm grimm@lynchburg.net
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 13:06:06 -0400

Pete Smith wrote:
<some stuff snipped>
> Now let's see if I understand this -- we haul 75 pounds of aluminum up to
> the top of your tower, for 3-4 dB gain over a dipole at the same height.
> Or you stack two of the things, with rotors and other complexities, for
> another 2 db.  6 dB = 1 S Unit.  Are hams crazy or what?
> Actually, what it really demonstrates is how important a dB or 2 can be,
> and that the cheapest, quickest way to a better signal is to go QRO (no
> flames please!)

What it really, REALLY, demonstrates is that practical dbs are
considerably bigger than theoretical dbs.  Or, put another way, dbs in
the air are better than they are on paper.  Love them dbs!
Ken K4XL
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