[amsat-bb] 2m or 70cm masthead preamp first?

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Mon Jan 26 15:07:39 UTC 2015


70cm.

2m satellite signals are generally stronger and less likely to need a
preamp due to 9dB less path loss and less losses in your coax at the lower
frequency.

73,

Paul, N8HM

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 8:59 AM, Dominic Hawken <dominic at del.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> If you could only afford one of the above, which one would you go for? If
> you have both I'm interested in which one you currently use the most? I'm a
> few weeks away from setting up a simple az/ele system on 2 and 70 having
> moved house 18 months ago, so have not worked the birds for a while and am
> out of touch with what's available / popular. Can only afford the one, at
> least to start with so could do with the wisdom of this group to help the
> choice.
>
> Many thanks for any advice,
>
> Dominic G6NQO
>
>
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