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Old 06-10-2018, 10:20 AM
FiveFilter FiveFilter is offline
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I assume your SWR is OK even though the antenna is tuned for 10M? Although not as important for a 4 watt ratio, a big amp will want a good match of maybe 1.5:1 or it could heat up and be damaged fast.

Based on your elevation of 2900 feet, I'd say your line-of-sight communicating potential is maybe 60 or 70 miles, assuming the receiving ratio has like power. If the receiving radio is also at 2900 feet, the range might expand to 100 miles or more. Just a wild guess. There are so many variables.

This is for reliable communications. If "skip" is rolling, the range potential expands to thousands of miles.
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