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

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Wed Jan 9 14:33:17 PST 2013

I'd say since the relays are plentiful and relatively cheap ($36 OBO, seller 
henryradio (no connection)) on eBay, it'd make sense to repair it.  If a good 
deal on a better preamp comes along, you could always sell it...

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----
> From: Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net>
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Sent: Wed, January 9, 2013 4:05:35 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] here's a good one!
> 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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