[AMRadio] WTB SB-220

George Pritchard gpritchard at comtechpst.com
Mon Sep 27 09:38:38 EDT 2004

When the interference is also at 30 over S9(even if it's static crashes) a
36 dB over signal using the 400 watts helps. First put up the best ant...
Then crank-it with juice!!!
George AB2KC
1KW 4X1 lives

-----Original Message-----
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of RJ Mattson
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 9:27 AM
To: Discussion of AM Radio
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] WTB SB-220

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:
> http://www.amwindow.org/audio/mov/w8vyz.mov
> 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.
> Regards,
> Jim
> 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.
> bob...w2ami
> www.qrz.com/callsign/w2ami

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