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

Michael Hatzakis mikehatzakis at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 28 18:59:34 PDT 2009


My vote, SSB pre-amps, outstanding, although agreeably expensive, but well
worth the cost hands down; my MFJ pre-amp didn’t hold up as it felt quite
cheap.  The other advantage of the SSB is that the power requirement is very
low, which means it is compatible with ICOM's amps and will be powered
internally from the radio.



Completely agree with using LMR, it is very much worth the marginal
additional cost for 100 feet (two runs).  


Michael  K3MH

-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of Jean-François Ménard
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 1:16 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Need advice : Eggbeater antenna, preamp, coax


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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