N2RM v's W3LPL
Mon Nov 9 08:47:27 EST 1992
From: NAME: Andy Burns
FUNC: Research and Development
TEL: 0324 493981 <BURNS,AL at A1@GRRD04>
To: "cq-contest at tgv.com"@rcwi01 at mrgate@grrd04
ref Eric's question on the difference in rates between the two stations.
My answer is quite simple:
N2RM usually sounds louder!
This may be rather subjective but my experience is that whilst LPL always
has a strong signal, the station has never sounded that loud from here in
When I was in the US between 87 and 89, I got brainwashed into believing
LPL was THE superstation. On returning to Scotland I have been surprised
that the signals were never as loud as some of the other East Coast
Stations. I usually work most of the big stations 5 times per dx test
(usually them calling me) so you do get some sort of feel for the big
I would put it down to lack of punch and possibly Dave KM3T has got it
right in saying it may be down to the microphones - or how you shout into
them. LPL has always sounded a bit thin. Try a Heil mic as Dave suggests
(or if you are using one already - buy a new element!)
Eric, if you want to do some comparisons with N2RM, let me know and I'll
get on one weekend.
Burns_al at GRRD04.DNET.BP.COM
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