[amsat-bb] Antenna Mounted Preamps

Glenn Little WB4UIV glennmaillist at bellsouth.net
Mon Jun 15 03:23:22 UTC 2015

Until you get your grounding issues corrected, you are wasting money 
on tower mounted preamps.

See MIL-HDBK-419 for information.



This is the two volumes.

Ensure that the tower is properly grounded to the service entrance ground.
Eight foot ground rods every 16 feet bonded, 18" below grade with #2 copper.

Lightning mitigation in a previous job.

At 11:14 PM 6/14/2015, Nicholas Mahr wrote:
>Hi All,
>I need two antenna mounted pre-amps, one for 70CM and one for 2M... We had
>outside preamps but they got hit my lightning long ago, all we have are
>preamps in the house. With that being said where you do you recemmend
>buying a very good antenna mounted preamp? I cannot really find anything
>anywhere that sells preamps anymore.
>73 KE8AKW
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Glenn Little                ARRL Technical Specialist   QCWA  LM 28417
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