[amsat-bb] Re: ARR Preamp Help

Zachary Beougher zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 6 13:48:16 PDT 2011

Thanks for the responses everyone.  And Dee, no, I am not a handy tech - 
obviously!  I transmitted probably 2-3 times through it using 35w, 1-2 
second each, then it blew.  Like you, Mark, I am a little surprised it blew 
so quickly, but oh well.


KD8KSN (aka reckless preamp handler) =P

-----Original Message----- 
From: Dee
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 3:51 PM
To: 'Zachary Beougher' ; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] ARR Preamp Help

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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