Greetings all, On the subject of my asking about 10 meter preamps, I received several replies (almost) immediately, what a great group of hams all of you are! My good buddy N1JEZ says: ARR RF switched model SP28VD. I always buy RF switched so I don't have to worry about blowing one up if I accidentally transmit. John, N2HMM, also uses an Advanced Radio Research P28VD preamp with a home brew bandpass filter in front of it. He uses his with a triband beam and a 5/8 wave vertical, reporting "although the background noise is still high, there is a definite system performance improvement." Matt, WV1K, also favors the ARR unit, saying, "I found most people will recommend the Advanced Receiver Research preamp. They work well." Dave, WA6ILT agrees, noting "Advanced Receiver Research in Connecticut makes excellent DG and GAsFET preamps at very reasonable prices." My keyboarding buddy Russ Tillman, K5NRK, AMSAT Journal Editor invites us all to check out the May/June issue of The AMSAT Journal as there is an article by John Hackett, LA2QAA on building a 10M preamp for Mode A use. That article will be in our hands sometime this month. And finally, my traveling friend Mark, N0NSV, says "when I was on Mode A, I used a GAP vertical for my downlink antenna. It worked so well that I really didn't need a pre-amp." I've got to agree, I did the same thing and was amazed how well the GAP did. Unfortunately, I don't have that antenna anymore. Thanks all, for the information so far, I'll pass along any other comments I receive. --73 Dan NN0DJ-- PS> Does this message look too much like an ANS release? ... HI HI..