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Offline desmoface

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Sony sw7600gr - is the an-lp1 worth the $ ?
« on: August 29, 2016, 0152 UTC »
Hey gang,

So, I purchased a sw7600gr, which I should be receiving next week.  Anyone have any experience with the an-lp1?  Not cheap, but looks like an upgrade from the whip antenna.  I'll be using this while travelling or when I don't have access to my main station.  Thanks for any input.

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Re: Sony sw7600gr - is the an-lp1 worth the $ ?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 0208 UTC »
I may have an AN-LP1 for sale. Bought 1 years ago for the condo and never used it. What would you offer ? I know I paid about $100 for it.
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Re: Sony sw7600gr - is the an-lp1 worth the $ ?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2016, 0209 UTC »
That would be overkill.  This is a quite sensitive portable even with the whip.
Unless you have an apartment situation or other issues, you really don't need
some specialist antenna.
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Re: Sony sw7600gr - is the an-lp1 worth the $ ?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 1240 UTC »
Hey everyone,

Thanks for the replies.  The more I read, the more I realize that dxace1 is on the $.  My big ole loop would likely overload the little sony.  PirateSWL, I was actually looking at new ones for around $95.  How old is yours?  Thanks for the replies, everyone.

Steve
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Re: Sony sw7600gr - is the an-lp1 worth the $ ?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2016, 1700 UTC »
Steve, mine is only a few years old but was brand new in the box. It was the only one for sale on ebay for a while so I grabbed it. I took it out thinking it could be hooked up to my ham radios but I was mistaken so I put it back in the box. Never used it.
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Re: Sony sw7600gr - is the an-lp1 worth the $ ?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2016, 1725 UTC »
Hmmm...how much do you want for it?

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Re: Sony sw7600gr - is the an-lp1 worth the $ ?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2016, 1735 UTC »
$60 ?
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Re: Sony sw7600gr - is the an-lp1 worth the $ ?
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 1749 UTC »
Hmm...Brian, we don't know each other from Adam, so please don't take this personally; but do you have an ebay account, or something that I can look at to make me feel better about sending a total stranger $?  What is your call?

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Re: Sony sw7600gr - is the an-lp1 worth the $ ?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2016, 1513 UTC »
The AN-LP1 is an amazing value. And it's not only a matter of sensitivity, but signal to noise ratio. It has very good rejection of nearby interference.

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Re: Sony sw7600gr - is the an-lp1 worth the $ ?
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2016, 1853 UTC »
Steve, I will get in contact with you via e-mail. Give me a day or 2 to pull it out of one of the 20 moving boxes in my garage.
Brian D. - PirateSWL
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