vhf airband antenna gain

  1. MarkHinton

    Uniden BC72XLT Supplied Antenna Gain (VHF Airband)

    I contacted Uniden a few days ago and got a response yesterday, the only problem is that the antenna will apparently give you "around 3db" of gain. The question is what that is measured in, and how much better a 1/2λ dipole would be. Full question & response quoted below.