[amsat-bb] Re: ARR Preamp Help

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Sat Aug 6 12:51:29 PDT 2011

You have blown it--If you are not a handy tech.  - Send it back to ARR
and they have a flat fee for repairs.  Check with them on the
Dee, NB2F

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org]
On Behalf Of Zachary Beougher
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 3:40 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] ARR Preamp Help

Hi All,

I was monitoring some passes while mobile today, and amidst all of the
confusion of messing with coax and frequencies, I accidently
transmitted on 440, through the preamp, with 35w (the relay is rated
at 25w).  I thought I had switched the VFO back to 2m, but I guess
not.  It was only for a split second, but since that every time I turn
the preamp on it automatically knocks out all received signal.  Does
anyone have any idea on what I need to do/check to see what I did to
it?  I have heard of this happening, I just need to know what path to
take now to get it fixed.  

It is worth mentioning that I can receive fine with the preamp
in-line, but the minute I throw the power switch it knocks out all
receive (just static, no received audio).  I have not changed any of
the connections, so having a coax hooked up backwards is not the



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