[amsat-bb] Re: 70cm preamp -- with 75 ohm CATV coax?

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Sat Sep 30 09:28:02 PDT 2006

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tyler Harpster" <tyler881 at adelphia.net>
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:15 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] 70cm preamp -- with 75 ohm CATV coax?

> Hello!  With all this 70 cm preamp info flying around, I was wondering if
> could change the subject for a moment....
> I'd like to receive the new Japanese microsat that is transmitting on
> 437.???
> I have a Hamtronics preamp tuned to 435 Mhz with N connectors on it.  I'd
> probably feed power to it separately while it's on the antenna mast.
> My question is this:    I have some cable TV hardline gathering dust in
> basement.  What are the cons for using that to run from the antenna/preamp
> into the shack?    (besides finding connectors for it)    Anybody know
> I can find connectors?
> Thanks!
> 73 de KM3G
> Tyler

Hi Tyler, KM3G

You will find informations on how to beat the high cost of connectors for
popular "1-inch" 75 ohm CATV coaxial cable reading Ham Radio Magazine
october 1979 page 52 to 55

If you cannot find the article I can scan it for you, please let me know.

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

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