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

Mark Johns mjohns166 at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 22 00:32:44 UTC 2016

SHF-Elektronik in Germany also makes some excellent mast-mounted preamps that sell for about $130 each. They power through the coax and can switch 150 watts on SSB (50 watts on FM). I've been very happy with mine and they've worked flawlessly for several years now. 

Mark D. Johns, KØMDJ 
Decorah, Iowa USA  EN43
"Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, 
   you would stay out and your dog would go in." 
     ---Mark Twain

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Appleton <kc2lnc at lexcominc.net>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2016 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Mirage Mast Mounted Preamp(s)

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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