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

Andrew Glasbrenner 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 
heliax.

>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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