Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Amplifiers' started by 4L4AGU, Dec 2, 2011.
A 20 dB increase? You must have asked for a signal report at 03:00z from an American on 75 meters.
Cocktail hour here starts two hours before that.
No it was local ham, about 5 km away.
Still would not account for a valid 20db increase. Perhaps your receiver was in a front end overload condition from the strong local signal? Most ham receivers are poor at measuring accurate RF voltage input over a wide range.
Lies, damn lies, statistics, and S meters.