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

Jean-François Ménard va2ss at me.com
Sun Jun 28 19:35:54 PDT 2009

Wow... many many answers !!

Well, everybody seems to be agree that preamp are a "must", and the 
first thing to add in my setup.

I bought, at a great price, 2 "second hand" and near perfect eggbeater 
antenna from a ham here in province of Quebec who would like to upgrade 
to a more serious setup.

Ok now, I just ordered 2 preamps from Advanced Research... VHF and UHF. 
I will put them in an wheater proof enclosure near my eggbeater 
antennas..... the closer I can.... in an PVC enclosure... because I 
bought standard one.

I received today from a friend of mine, a brand new 50 meters 1/2" 
heliax coil.... I will be able to change my 2 old coax runs with this.

And finally, I will use my 2 FT-817 with SatPC32.... seems to work 
perfectly at this moment... the 2 rigs are controlled simultaniously RX 
& TX.... a great piece of software !!

I hope I will be able to do a step further soon.... to have a contact !!!



Jean-François Ménard a écrit :
> Hi,
> 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.
> 73
> ---
> Jean-François Ménard

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