Why Did I Start Testing Radios ?
K8RRH & I purchased new Drake R-4Cs in the late 70s
Used them during the ARRL 160m CW contest
Radios performed miserably yet Specs Were Good
70s: League expanded testing to include Noise Floor &
Dynamic Range, new concepts for the amateur.
R-4C tested well for Dynamic Range, but flunked CW
Was the wrong thing being tested or did the test not
approximate a real amateur environment, especially
a CW contest environment?