|[AMRadio] WTB SB-220|
rjmattson at hvi.net
Mon Sep 27 09:26:50 EDT 2004
No matter what the spin, 100 to 400 watts is only 1 s-unit
and barely perceptible at the receiver.
A 30db/s9 signal is from a good antenna not from
100 or 400 watts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Candela" <jcandela at prodigy.net>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 10:47 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] WTB SB-220
> Hmmm, the boys on 3878 are running 1500 watts pep plus
> on USB, and there is a 100 watt AM'er calling CQ on
> 3880. How much of an antenna would the AM'er need to
> overcome the S/N ratio? I think Astabula Bill, W8VYZ
> says it all:
> Ever hear Bill running 100 watts? When Bill and Less
> K6HQI (sk) were regulars on 14286 they had to run
> heavy iron to hold the frequency. A 100 watt rig was
> seldom heard whereas a 500 watt rig (that 6db again)
> was often armchair copy, and sometimes often drive the
> QRM away.
> RJ Mattson <rjmattson at hvi.net> wrote:
> If you can't get out consistantly with a Viking II,
> you need an antenna -
> not an amp.
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