Originally Posted by monitor142
sheesh....400W ERP???? I guess it's better to hear than to be heard (on a 4W portable that is)
400W ERP and 50W output power is only 9 dB.
That would be typical if they have a 12 dB antenna and 3 dB loss in the feedline and duplexers.
That 9 dB gain applies to the receiver too. It would make the portables appear to have 8 times more ERP than if the receiver had a 0 dB antenna.