How Far do you Xmit

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How Far do you Xmit

Postby kilowatt68 » Thursday 10th Jan 2008, 5:39

I am just wondering.. How far is a good transmitt with a amp putting out 50 watts into a 102" whip

im getting about 3 or 4 miles as the bird flys.. talking to some one that is pushing 130 watts out a 4ft firefly whip.

I thaught we should get a bit more distance

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Postby Shadow » Wednesday 26th Mar 2008, 20:17

Terrain, buildings, and trees (among other things) have a huge effect on your TX distance. What is between you two when you are only getting 3-4 miles?

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Postby WARLORD136 » Monday 25th Aug 2008, 16:23

humidity in the air will affect power so u may not get out as far on humid days. also, 50 watts isn't very much power, but every bit helps.
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Postby Guardogg24 » Saturday 6th Sep 2008, 11:33

The 50 watts should get you 5 or 6 miles as the crow flies.
My question is did you have a modulator kit installed in your radio because if not you may not be swinging enough to cause the linear to push its peak power which will actually be around 40 - 42 watts
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Re: How Far do you Xmit

Postby philipswanson » Saturday 21st Aug 2010, 5:24

I have 100 watts but I go about 50 miles on average.

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