[amsat-bb] Mirage Mast Mounted Preamp(s)
kq6ea at verizon.net
Fri Oct 21 22:16:30 UTC 2016
You can't go wrong with the SSB preamp.
Yes, they're expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for.
When I was getting started in satellites, I cut a lot of corners, and
did things my way because "I knew better".......NOT!
I wound up doing things pretty much the same way the seasoned veterans
did, and could have saved myself a LOT of grief and money if I'd just
followed their suggestions from the beginning.
73, Jim KQ6EA
On 10/21/2016 09:49 PM, Steve Appleton wrote:
> 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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