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RE: Beginner birds

> I have to ask - why is the path loss lower in Mode A than in Mode 
> B/J?  Most of it is in a vacuum anyway. I'm probably wrong, 
> but wouldn't 
> the opposite be true since you can get partial scatter in and 
> refraction 
> coming through the E-Layer on 10M that doesn't happen at the 2m/70cm?

The capture area increases as the frequency is lowered.  2m has 9x the
capture area of 70cm, and 10m has over 20x the capture area of the
equivalent 2m antenna.  This adds considerably to the link budget.

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