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would you buy this meter

1iwilly

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would you spend $775.00 plus on this meter=LP-500 / LP-700 Digital Station Monitor just for the meter
then another $250 to $275 for(does not include any couplers
 

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nomadradio

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Larry's top-of-the-line meter is a pro-grade tool. I honestly haven't researched the features of this model in detail. His older models were "vector wattmeters". Meaning that they display reactance and resistance of your antenna, both like an antenna analyzer. That feature adds to the price. And if you don't need that feature, it's wasted money.

But Larry and his meters are the real McCoy. At least as accurate as a Bird.

And if a Ford will get you to work as well as a BMW, no need to spend the additional money.

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Have you ever priced 3 birds, a pep kit and enough slugs to use them? This is cheap compared to birds, plus all of the other functions you don't get with a bird.
I have 2 meters, 1 aftermarket PEP kit, 5 slugs (5A, 50H, 100H, 250H and 500H), 2 leather cases and one instruction manual. I think I have $800 wrapped up in them? I'm not sure as it's been a few years since I picked them up, and I didn't get everything all at once.
 

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I have 2 meters, 1 aftermarket PEP kit, 5 slugs (5A, 50H, 100H, 250H and 500H), 2 leather cases and one instruction manual. I think I have $800 wrapped up in them? I'm not sure as it's been a few years since I picked them up, and I didn't get everything all at once.
They definitely add up quicker than one realizes. You'd probably be better off to invest in a third meter and bigger slugs, but a guy that had no birds would be money ahead with an lp.
 
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1iwilly

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Why? Outside CB land the Bird meters have no magical qualities and in fact there are more accurate meters out there. Bird is versatile and rugged but no more accurate than a lot of meters out there.
yes like driving an Acura but still a honda driving a Lexus but still a Toyota just my 300 watts cent LOL
 
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