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Reviews Categories | SWR & Wattmeters & Dummy Loads | TelePost Inc. LP-100A Digital Vector Wattmeter by N8LP Help

Reviews Summary for TelePost Inc. LP-100A Digital Vector Wattmeter by N8LP
TelePost Inc. LP-100A Digital Vector Wattmeter by N8LP Reviews: 169 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $450.
Description: LP-100A Digital Vector wattmeter with complex impedance display (R+jX) / autoranging 50mW to 3KW (5 & 10KW options) / bright, fast Graphic VFD display / simultaneous display of POWER and SWR (or REF PWR) in numerical & bargraph form. Additional displays for dBm, RL, compression & calibrated field strength in dBm. Automatic band-by-band power correction with built-in frequency counter / peak hold mode / flash upgradeable firmware / serial interface / free control, monitoring and plotting software / SWR alarm / NIST traceable calibration / much more.
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N5PI Rating: 5/5 Mar 13, 2015 21:11 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding, Plug & Play  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Shipping was fast! Even I could hook it up in 15 minutes or less. Tuned my antenna with a Rig Expert, Swr reading was 1.02, turned on the LP-100A and keyed my radio and it read 1.02 SWR. Good enough for me!
N8WGM Rating: 5/5 Mar 9, 2015 07:49 Send this review to a friend
Precision. Fast. Excellent  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I cannot add much more to the reviews already posted.

Just received my LP100A and it was very easy to hook up. Looks great and it was easy to get used to instead of looking at a needle bouncing around.

My previous meter was an Ameritron AWM-30. While a great meter, the LP100A is far superior.

The precision of the meter is excellent. Having numbers in front of you is the way to go. Much better to see how the amp or transceiver is working as the numbers tell the story.

Not only does it serve as a SWR / Power meter, it also can do vector readings and also antenna plotting. A nice touch is the connection to a computer to use the free program to watch the meter on the computer screen.

Fast shipping for sure. I put my order in on Saturday afternoon and had it by Monday.

All I can say is that if you had any doubts about spending almost 500 dollars for a meter, put that aside and get this. You will not regret it.
KD0ZV Rating: 5/5 Feb 1, 2015 15:41 Send this review to a friend
Not my first quality meter  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have had many quality meters over the years and until now my array solutions has been my favorite. Now, the LP-100a meter is the main meter I use. Nothing wrong with the Array Solutions but I prefer the Telepost and extra features. This thing would be over the top if someone would take the software a step further.
W8NVC Rating: 5/5 Dec 11, 2014 14:40 Send this review to a friend
Simply the BEST  Time owned: more than 12 months
All i can say is, the Lp-100 A is Not" just a watt meter,its an instrument for your station. If you want ease of operation, accuracy and perfection look to the LP-100A. Ive owned the lp-100 and now the Lp-100A and I will buy the Lp 500 when Larry is done with his newest work of art...
i rate it the best AAAAAA
Thanks W8NVC
K2MIT Rating: 5/5 Dec 6, 2014 13:16 Send this review to a friend
3 years later, free parts  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had my LP-100A for at least 3 years (I think). One day, I turn it on (the first thing I turn on before my radio and amp) and it says the SWR is 9:1 and 39 watts is going down the cable.

Hmm....A quick e-mail to Larry and he tells me an op-amp must have been damaged by a nearby lightning strike. I ask him how much for a new one.

$0 he says and he sends me a new one and a picture of the inside to help identify it for a swap. 5 minutes after getting it, with the help of a small screw driver, and I am back to where I was.

This think just works and works. So much for my lightning strike indicator! Everything should work this well. Can't wait until his new model comes out. Hope it works on Macs.
AB3IY Rating: 5/5 Jul 11, 2014 13:05 Send this review to a friend
fantastic   Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Meter is awesome, customer service is top notch, shipping is fast, meter is accurate. What more could you want in a digital wattmeter. Thanks Larry.
K1FPV Rating: 5/5 Apr 30, 2014 11:15 Send this review to a friend
Superb wattmeter!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've had my LP-100/A now for over 7 years and it has performed superbly during the entire time. I've compared it to a calibrated commercial service monitor and it read within 5% on all ranges. You can't ask for better than that for the price!

Regarding QRPNEW's comments about noise, I tried my Ten-Tec RX-340 receiver using a broadband loop inside the shack which should pick up any hash locally generated, and there was none! It may be possible he was picking up noise from a switching power supply he is using to power it, but there was no noise coming from the LP-100/A between 200 kHz and 30 mHz.

K5UX Rating: 5/5 Apr 28, 2014 21:00 Send this review to a friend
Hard to beat in performance and price  Time owned: more than 12 months
The LP100/100A is probably one of only a few devices (that don't cost an arm and a leg) that will let you see and measure that power spike many of the DSP-based rigs are plagued with. I've owned mine for over 4 years and experienced one minor problem that Larry quickly fixed by sending me a part at no cost. Considering the age of my unit, I expected either a charge for the part or postage. His technical support is excellent and his product line is outstanding.
KA9O Rating: 5/5 Apr 28, 2014 13:41 Send this review to a friend
Perfect piece of ham radio gear  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Simply the BEST. You will not be disappointed in any way.
Thanks Larry.
VK3CWB Rating: 5/5 Mar 14, 2014 15:10 Send this review to a friend
Every ham shack need one!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have had this unit for short while now, and I can verify that I have absolutely no hash on the 160mx band! (Or any other band for that fact.) I am in a very low noise environment and my unit is perfectly "clean." The unit works as per specs and the display is bright, vivid and easy to read!

I am taken by how accurate it is. When the unit arrived some commercial radio techs put it through its paces and found that it is as accurate as their much more expensive many thousand dollar commercial units. In this regard, it made redundant all my other RF Power / SWR units that I thought were "accurate"! I am now going to use the LP 100A to calibrate those!

It has an extrememely fast response time, and it has numerous applications which are best read on the website. You will be amazed at what it is capable of providing for the every day ham.

This is an amazing piece of equipment. Using this, feels like I have come out of the dark ages with my old presumably "accurate" analogue meters. In this modern day and age, every ham shack ought to have one! Outstanding. Thanks Larry!

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