[amsat-bb] Re: Need advice : Eggbeater antenna, preamp, coax
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sun Jun 28 15:49:29 PDT 2009
>I would like to know if there is much difference using a preamp for
>satellite receiving using a M2 Eggbeater antenna ?
I wouldn't even consider using an eggbeater without a mast mounted preamp.
>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 ?
Yes, with the amount dependent on the grade of RG-8 and it's age, among
other things. LMR-400 is a good cable that may be less expensive than the
>I would really like to optimize my receiving quality but I also want to
>know where to put all my effort first.
I'd start with the preamp first.
73, Drew KO4MA
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