[amsat-bb] Re: IC-821H Frontend Overload?

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 10:27:30 PST 2011

It's all about noise figure....I say get the AR2 SP432VDG 24db!    If
the front end is "too hot" you can use crummy coax to attenuate the
signal ;)

Does the 821H have a preamp that you could turn off if necessary?
Probably won't be necessary, but just in case...

Mark N8MH

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Paul Delaney - K6HR
<paul.hamradio at verizon.net> wrote:
> I'm setting up for satellite operation and considering the AR2 SP432VDG 24db preamp. A friend suggests this will likely overload the frontend of the radio (an 821H) The antennas are M2 eggbeaters. Would the SP432VDA 15db be a better choice?
> Can anyone using these preamps give me some feedback on the 15db vs. 24db preamps and which might be the best way to go considering the radio and antennas I have?
> Paul Delaney
> paul.hamradio at verizon.net
> http://k6hr.dyndns.org:8080
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Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]

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