[amsat-bb] Preamp Distance from Antenna

Zachary Beougher zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 30 07:24:22 PDT 2011


I am in the process of getting the ARR SP432VDG preamp for my mobile setup (and just to have around), and I have read that the closer to antenna you mount the preamp, the lower noise figure you will have.  My question is, what is close to the antenna – 1ft., 5ft., 10ft.?  Ideally, I would probably mount it about 5-6ft. from the antenna (1/4 wave) – would this be acceptable?

Any additional advice would be appreciated!


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