Baja_Dave, on Aug 23 2011, 06:23 PM, said:
I used to use the T40. If it was That GOOD, Then why would anybody Buy anything else.
Yep you guys can continue to use your T40's.
If you want to do a quality install then you need good quality tools. If you Just want to Scrape Thru and Cash in on the trade, Then don't forget to fire-up the T40.
If i decided tomorrow that i wanted to Cash in on the electrical trade, Should i go out and Purchase a Cheap Dickie Smith Multimeter?????????????????
Sorry if I sound defensive but the tone of the above is some what offensive if not off topic .Oh that's right its not your OP so its fine to be off topic
The measure of a man in not by the size of his tool but how he uses it
A good tradesman doesn't blame his tools .
OK so I've only got a" little one " but funnily enough it shows all the parameters that are needed to successfully install an antenna that will provide reliable digital reception to my customers. In fact my piss-ant little meter has sorted quite a few jobs that have been bodged by the boys with their big tools
Since this forum is all about passing on factual information to help each other out and hopefully not just not just piss taking please
tell me what parameters your meter can divulge that I couldn't possibly determine with a mere T40.????
I did trial an AP01 for a few weeks and although I got quite a "WOW factor" when I walked into a customers house with it ,It couldn't help me any more than a T40a could.
Up on the roof the bigger unit was a cumbersome pain in the arse.
Holding a 5 meter mast in one arm while shielding the sun off the screen so you could read it and check various channels for BER MER was a joke .
The T40a is easy to read in all sunlight conditions ,easy to hold and manipulate the controls one handed.
Oh and the T40a has histogram .
Haa the wankers with big toys say.
But histogram is one thing that T40 has that not many meters have .In every day installs this feature saves heaps of time locating best spots on roofs and is gold when customer complains of brake-up in windy conditions.Yeah trees we have **** loads of them here .
The spectrum of T40a is not as defined as a "bigger unit " ( the RB bandwidth is larger ) but none the less in a practical everyday application it shows up all the interference that one is likely to experience.
Hey I'd love a flash new meter but at the end of the day it would not be justifiable.