[amsat-bb] Re: Another newbie question

Franklin Antonio antonio at qualcomm.com
Sat Dec 20 17:07:20 PST 2008

At 03:15 PM 12/20/2008, Mark Lunday, WD4ELG wrote:
>I am trying out one of the ARR mast-mounted pre-amps on 432.  I just
>listened to the SO50 and AO51 passes.  I swear I cannot hear any difference,
>ok maybe just a bit.  But not much, not enough to make a difference.

With the receiver in SSB mode, antenna pointed at nothing, you should 
hear a substantial increase in background noise when the preamp is 
turned on.  S-meter should jump.  If not, the preamp ain't workin'.

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