Just how much more gain is achieved using a beam over a ground plane 5/8 wave 321
Well, a typical 5/8th wave antenna is rated at about 4dbi gain. A Moonraker 4 has an advertised gain of 14.5dbi. That's about a 10db signal gain over the 5/8th wave, which would be the same as going from 4 watts to 40 watts, or 40 watts to 400 watts. So a beam is a great way to gain some extra signal. Plus it also pulls in the receive better as well.
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