RE: [amsat-bb] Â Equipment/Software
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Thu May 7 09:40:42 PDT 2009
>>I really love my Advanced Receiver Research 160W mast mounted preamps for
2M and 70cm.
Agreed about mast mount preamps in general, and the ARRs do a good job.
However, be certain to double check the sealant around the screws which hold
the top on. If you don't, and you have driving rain, they can/will leak and
fill up the catch basin inside. Happened to me. Personally, I prefer the
SSB units which are a bit pricier, but have a better design WRT
waterproofing, and the adjustable gain is a convenient feature. My
relatively new ARR is now properly sealed, has drain holes, and functions as
a backup and loaner.
See you at Dayton!
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