[amsat-bb] Mirage Mast Mounted Preamp(s)

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at verizon.net
Fri Oct 21 22:16:30 UTC 2016

You can't go wrong with the SSB preamp.

Yes, they're expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for.

When I was getting started in satellites, I cut a lot of corners, and 
did things my way because "I knew better".......NOT!

I wound up doing things pretty much the same way the seasoned veterans 
did, and could have saved myself a LOT of grief and money if I'd just 
followed their suggestions from the beginning.

73, Jim  KQ6EA

On 10/21/2016 09:49 PM, Steve Appleton wrote:
> I agree that MFJ puts out a inferior product in general. In some cases 
> they put out a product that performs reasonably well for considerably 
> less money. You recommended the SSB product and that would be my first 
> choice if it didn't cost $159 more.
> I think I can power the Mirage / MFJ preamp from my Yaesu FT-847 
> directly so the control box isn't a consideration. I have not as yet 
> made a contact with the preamp so I'm still evaluating. Thanks for 
> letting me know about the crosstalk problem. I'll be on the lookout 
> for it. If I find that is the case, I will return and just bite the 
> bullet. QST reviewed the SSB products recently and they were impressed 
> enough to run them at W1AW so that's probably a safe bet.
> Thx,
> -Steve KC2LNC
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