[amsat-bb] Re: New Lindy's QRV

Joel Black jbblack68 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 18:43:41 PST 2010

Good freaking grief!  Are you kidding me?  AMSAT-BB is why I have more
"crow's feet."

It's -his- money.  The last paragraph actually states that he was making SSB
and FM contacts.  Does it -matter- if he uses a preamp on FM, SSB, or
freaking two cans and a string?

Joel, W4JBB

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM, Clint Bradford <clintbradford at mac.com>wrote:

> 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.
> Clint, K6LCS
> http://www.work-sat.com
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Joel Black

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