[amsat-bb] here's a good one!

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Wed Jan 9 13:55:28 PST 2013

Getting ready for a AO-7A pass, started keying the transmitter, I noticed the computer monitor was blinking very nicely in time with the cw, also the az and el indicators on the G5500 control unit were dancing around in tune with the cw. In fact they danced in tune even with the power off. Tipped over satellite tower, got out ohm meter, direct open through the 2M Icom AG-25 preamp. Jumped around the now removed preamp and we're back in business. Question...The relay contacts seem to be suspect. Should I get parts and repair the AG-25 or get a better preamp, as I am going to scratch some EME efforts off my bucket list. If you have a better 2M preamp "laying " around let me know. 
as always 
73 Bob W7LRD 

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