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Re: Coax for Drake Downconverters



>
>Hi All,
>This question is for the guys who have the drake downconverter working. I
>just received my order, and I wanted to ask. Did you run 75 ohm coax from
>the downconverter/pre-amp to the rig in the shack, then convert over to 50
>ohm for the radio? Or did you convert it at the downconverter, and run 50
>ohm down to the shack. I'm wondering the best why to connect the 75 ohm
>output to my 50 ohm rig??? Thanks... 73...
>

Couldn't one simply connect the 75 ohm coax to the rig?  The converter has
some gain even when downconverting to 144 MHz, so I shouldn't think that
loss due to introducing a slight mismatch would be noticeable on receive.

73 de va3rr/aa8lu



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