[amsat-bb] Re: Which preamp to buy for 2m?
wageners at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 14:18:24 PDT 2011
I hope you are not planning on running 200W into the satellite via
your 2M4. The HF-BERG 100W option (VOX) is already too much.
On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Tim Goodrich <tim at timgoodrich.net> wrote:
> Thanks all for your help. I put in an order for an SSB Electronics SP-2000
> yesterday. BTW, I did notice that the HF-BERG preamps can't handle as much
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Wagener [mailto:wageners at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 2:11 PM
> To: Burns Fisher
> Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Which preamp to buy for 2m?
> One of the best SSB alternatives is actually the preamps from HF-Berg
> in Germany!
> You can contact them directly and they will ship it to you. The price
> for their 2m preamp with VOX and protective housing is currently Euro
> 154. That's what you more or less will pay once they deduct the local
> sales tax because you buy from the US and add shipping cost.
> Don't worry about the website being in German they are very good in
> getting back to you in English and their shipping is quick and
> reliable and they take PayPal.
> Hope this helps,
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Burns Fisher <burns at fisher.cc> wrote:
>> First, my sincere apologies...I think I managed to resend the entire
>> to the list. I HATE it when people do that but now I know how easy it is
>> do accidentally. Sorry.
>> Now to what I was going to say: I have the SSB SP-2000 and I'm also very
>> happy with it. It seems to do auto RF switching well down to under 2
>> watts. (Some auto-switching are only spec'ed to switch down to 8 or 10W).
>> It also bypasses itself if you just cut the power (to be expected, I
>> guess). I'm using it with a second power feedline (which you can connect
>> with a PL259) since I don't happen to have 13.8V phantom power available.
>> On the other hand, it is about the most expensive 2m preamp you can find
>> Where to get it in the US? ssbusa.com appears to be a distributer. No
>> answered the phone, and they never returned my call. Another vendor (take
>> it from whence it came) said they were phasing out. But in any case,
>> Solutions was very helpful and fast and sent me my SP-2000 in a very short
>> time. As I recall I had to talk to them on the phone since they did not
>> have the SSB stuff fully integrated into their web site yet, but it was
>> worthwhile. Array Solutions also advertises in QST :-)
>> Burns, W2BFJ
>>> Message: 14
>>> Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:19:24 -0400
>>> From: "Stephen E. Belter" <seb at wintek.com>
>>> To: Tim Goodrich <tim at timgoodrich.net>, "amsat-bb at amsat.org"
>>> <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Which preamp to buy for 2m?
>>> <51668A33220E754EABE6583357ECEE2D79CD61B2 at Exchange.wintek.local>
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>>> I own SSB preamps, the SP-2000 (2 meter) and SP-7000 (70 cm). They have
>>> worked very well for me, both on my Icom IC-821 (powered by the radio)
>>> with my FUNcube Dongle (powered with an external bias-T from ARR). The
>>> preamps have helical filters on the front end which should help in your
>>> Angeles RF environment.
>>> You have at least four sources for the SSB preamp:
>>> 1. Direct from SSB in Germany, www.ssb.de
>>> 2. From SSB-Electronics USA, www.ssbusa.com
>>> 3. From Array Solutions, www.arraysolutions.com
>>> 4. From Universal Radio, www.universal-radio.com
>>> 73, Steve N9IP
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
>>> Behalf Of Tim Goodrich
>>> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 2:04 AM
>>> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Which preamp to buy for 2m?
>>> Hi all,
>>> I just got a M2 2M4 and 420-50-11 to mount on my az/el rotor and go with
>>> 736R. As I'm hoping to potentially work some EME with the big guns when
>>> conditions are just right, I'm wondering if anyone can provide advice on
>>> which preamp to get for 2m. I live in the Los Angeles metro area, so lots
>>> noise/QRM, and also would like something to take advantage of the 736's
>>> preamp switch/voltage over coax option. In other words, something that
>>> doesn't require any complicated power/switching controls, if possible.
>>> Any suggestions?
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