[amsat-bb] Re: New Lindy's QRV
clintbradford at mac.com
Mon Feb 8 18:13:27 PST 2010
I read that article, and when I got to the last of it and he mentioned that he was using a pre-amp for working the FM birds, I wondered out loud: "Why???"
We're working '27, '50, and '51 with HTs and meager antenna improvements. Better yet, build a tape measure Yagi - you can realize great gain with about six bucks of parts. Note that I haven't mentioned, "Buy a pre-amp" anywhere. I was considering building one of those antennas mentioned in QST last month - until I read that he was using a pre-amp.
I'll just stick with what works for me ... home-brew or commercial Yagis ... a log periodic every now and then ... and no pre-amp anywhere.
More information about the AMSAT-BB