Is Rik saying that a 1 metre vertical suitably loaded and resonant and
with the appropriate amount of rf supplied to it to emit 1w erp is the
same as a 50 metre vertical again suitably loaded and resonant and with
the appropriate amount of rf to emit 1 w erp THE SAME THING.
It is NOT the same as far as propogating a signal is concerned beyond
the near field.
When it is so easy to generate Killowatts from power mosfets these days
why bother about antennas just pump megawatts into a broom stick and
according to Rik you will just do as well as the guy with the same erp
but a 40 metre tower.
Listening on the band the guys with the big antennas are doing better
without exceeding 1w erp
That goes for receive as well, the big antenna alwas does better. If you
get overload or cross modulation DO NOT BLAME THE ANTENNA it the RX that
is the problem. Listening on the band it is obvious who has the
assymetrical ear problem, their answer could be LMCW.