[amsat-bb] Re: Mirage preamps

Andy Kellner hawat1 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 9 14:50:56 PDT 2011

Dont know about those particular ones, but I am using a pair of Dressler mast mounted pre-amps with the 847. I supply the 12 V via the coax and they perform beautifully.
Andreas - VK4FHAW

--- On Tue, 9/8/11, Sebastian, W4AS <w4as at bellsouth.net> wrote:

From: Sebastian, W4AS <w4as at bellsouth.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  Mirage preamps
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Received: Tuesday, 9 August, 2011, 4:30 AM

Before I destroy these, is anyone using Mirage KP-2 mast mounted preamps with a Yaesu FT-847?

I picked up a couple of them recently, and they came with the control box (which appears to be a bias tee) that supplies 12 volts via the coax line, in order to power them.

The FT-847 can already supply 12 volts up the coax to mast mounted preamps; but I wonder if these Mirage preamps require the use of the control box for some reason.  I would prefer to use the rig to power the preamps, but the manual doesn't mention that option.

73 de Sebastian, W4AS

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