[amsat-bb] Re: SSB Preamp

D. Craig Fox DFox at rwglaw.com
Sat Aug 16 15:55:38 PDT 2008

Hey Peter, don't beat yourself up too much.  Who here hasn't done something about as goofy and felt at least that foolish?  Now just don't do it again HIHI.


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Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 6:55 AM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] SSB Preamp


"The fault lies in thyself",  was uttered many moons ago but that quote now
applies to me!   In summary I could not get my SSB 70cm preamp to work with
my Icom 910; Jerry of SSB gave me terrific support to try get it working,
and found it hard to believe that the relays engaged and it did not
function.  He said in 15 years not one was DOA, and said the only conclusion
was that it was connected to the wrong antenna.  I did the system checks
that were suggested  by this BB and still no joy.  Convinced that the unit
had a problem I  sent the SSB Preamp back to Larry, no surprise it checked
out fine;  guess what the coax was put to the wrong antenna upon
installation.  I'm the "village idiot"!   I want to thank all those that
responded, this BB is a terrific asset to anyone interested in getting help
with Satellite activity, thank you and my sincere apologies for taking up
the bandwidth an so much of Jerry's valuable time.

Pete, WB2OQQ

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