[amsat-bb] ARR preamp problem

Greg Dolkas ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Sat Sep 12 20:59:30 UTC 2015

If both preamps are deaf, I'd check the connections to the antenna feedpoint.  Mine cracked there years ago, making communication a challenge.  Easy fix, however, once the problem was identified.

Greg KO6TH

On September 12, 2015 11:56:34 AM PDT, Richard Lawn <rjlawn at gmail.com> wrote:
>I bought the mast mount RF switching version of the ARR 70cm preamp
>summer with the idea of upgrading the stations both at home and the
>vacation station. I had them install the choke so I could power it
>the coax.  It worked maybe once and very well at the vacation station
>then was deaf as a stump. Switching it inline made no difference one
>way or
>the other. I sent it back and they put it on the bench for hours and
>returned it when they could find no problem. We came back recently to
>home QTH before I could try it again.  I just swapped it out for the
>but working Mirage preamp. Guess what....it is deaf! I'm powering it
>through the coax as always. What could I possibly be doing wrong or
>Rick, W2JAZ
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