[amsat-bb] Mirage Mast Mounted Preamp(s)

Steve Appleton kc2lnc at lexcominc.net
Fri Oct 21 21:49:56 UTC 2016

I agree that MFJ puts out a inferior product in general. In some cases they 
put out a product that performs reasonably well for considerably less money. 
You recommended the SSB product and that would be my first choice if it 
didn't cost $159 more.

I think I can power the Mirage / MFJ preamp from my Yaesu FT-847 directly so 
the control box isn't a consideration. I have not as yet made a contact with 
the preamp so I'm still evaluating. Thanks for letting me know about the 
crosstalk problem. I'll be on the lookout for it. If I find that is the 
case, I will return and just bite the bullet. QST reviewed the SSB products 
recently and they were impressed enough to run them at W1AW so that's 
probably a safe bet.

-Steve KC2LNC

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