I've got a 4kw 2.0 horz beamwidth 48 mile JRC open array and it finds them to 4 nm just fine. My 2kw dome was worthless for birds but was fine for navigation. He's not lying to u.
ultangler, w/all due respect, the size of the antenna is a parameter in performance as u yourself stated. So the "negative" is negative in my book. Certainly there's more to performance than sheer size but my generalization stands.Antenna dimension is only one of the factors