[amsat-bb] Re: SP-2000 Preamp?
jari.koivurinne at aina.net
Mon Aug 8 23:08:11 PDT 2011
> I've been listening on a couple of ARISSat-1 passes, both with the bird in
> sunlight. The first time I vaguely heard what might have been a voice. The
> second time (and this one was 80 or 85 degrees elevation) I could clearly
> hear that there was a voice, but could not understand, although some of the
> pattern sounded like the call sign being announced. I may have heard a bit
> of SSTV too; not sure. I'm listening with a Kenwood handheld, sometimes
> with a 1/4 after-market antenna, sometimes with a 2M eggbeater.
> So clearly I need something better. Since I can pick up the ISS well
> enough, I think I probably need a preamp. Maybe if I were retired and had
> more time, I'd build one, but for now, I'm thinking to go for the top-end;
> that appears to be an SSB Electronics SP-2000. But so far, no answer nor
> return call on my message to SSB. Does anyone know of a different place to
> buy these things, or do they only feel through their rep? How about second
> hand? Anyone looking to sell one?
> Of course any other suggestions welcome too...
> Thanks and 73,
> Burns, W2BFJ
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