[amsat-bb] Re: Need advice : Eggbeater antenna, preamp, coax

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at pacbell.net
Sun Jun 28 15:20:54 PDT 2009

There's a TREMENDOUS difference with the preamp, mounted at the antenna. You will hear the satellites earlier, and stronger, with the preamp.
Good coax is also good to have, but if you're on a budget, buy the preamp first. I tried many different things, but the preamp made the most improvement.
73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- On Sun, 6/28/09, Jean-François Ménard <va2ss at me.com> wrote:

From: Jean-François Ménard <va2ss at me.com>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  Need advice : Eggbeater antenna, preamp, coax
To: "AMSAT Mailing list" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2009, 1:16 PM


I would like to know if there is much difference using a preamp for 
satellite receiving using a M2 Eggbeater antenna ?

And also, is there much difference between a heliax 0.5"  and a RG-8 on 
a 50 feet cable run between the antenna and the radio ?

I would really like to optimize my receiving quality but I also want to 
know where to put all my effort first.

I'm new and I cannot invest much money the first year.

Thank to all for your advice.


Jean-François Ménard

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