I had a LP-100. Sold it and bought another Array Solutions. Didn't like how
the peak reading worked. And it was difficult to tune an amplifier with it.
For my use, the Array was better for this.
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:34 AM
To: "bob finger" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "TowerTalk" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] slightly OT - Wattmeter suggestion?
> Thanks All - I didn't even know about the LP100 till a bunch of you
> recommened it - an order has been placed - looks like a useful toy^h ol.
> Now to actually go GET the A78 - it's oh, 1/8 mile from home at a friends
> place (it's his SPARE Alpha), but he dislocated his shoulder last week,
> and my leg started acting up. so between us, we can't carry it the 10-15
> ft to my truck, and from the truck to my desk. Probably another week or
> Back onto topic
> The C3SS and D140 get delivered tomorrow (along with the 11 ft of mast) -
> I'll have a spare MA-33 sitting in the yard after that ;)
> Coax ships tomorrow, so should have it Tuesday or so
> All the rest of the 'toys' should be in by the end of the weekend or so.
> Then it's a matter of scheduling the work (hi John) and renting the
> cherrypicker - and arranging for delivery on the same day. 1 Ground rod
> is in, for at least a minimal ground (want to put in more, but that can be
> done during/right after the antenna install)
> First big test of the system will be field day - even if that will only be
> at 100 watts - I like to run class 1E, and I'm GUESSING that the C3SS/D140
> should give me signals a BIT better than my DX-EE ;) (they will also be
> about 10 ft higher) I'll still be VERY limited on 80m (small lot), but
> that antenna's average height will be going up another 6-7 ft at the same
> time, (high side from circa 28 to circa 32, LOW from circa 8 to 33)
> Only antenna that gets "worse" is my 2m/440m stick, which will have to be
> lowered about 4 ft, and will still be line of site to the few repeaters I
> do use - for the 1-2 times a year I use them from home
> My goal on this whole project has been "the best I can put up in the space
> I have" - particularly the antenna system. I hope I made the right
> choices. Budget wasn't a huge issue (wasn't going to spend what I didn't
> have to, but doing what I did do RIGHT, not cheap out)
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