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RE: IC-821 Preamp

I use it on my SSB Electronics pre-amps, and it seems to
work just fine.  I can see no reason not to do it.

Good luck.

Vy73,  Mike.   KD9KC    MARS: AAV6EV
kd9kc@elp.rr.com  -  kd9kc@amsat.org
Home page: http://www.qsl.net/kd9kc/
The farthest WEST ham in West Texas.
Its so dry in El Paso that cows
are giving evaporated milk !!! 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of jbblack@mindspring.com
> Sent: Sunday, July 11, 1999 3:37 AM
> To: _AMSAT_list (E-mail)
> Subject: [amsat-bb] IC-821 Preamp
> I may have just discovered something with my IC-821.  A 
> couple of months
> ago, I purchased a Mirage 70cm preamp - it came in two sections; the
> mast-mount preamp and the control switch.  Looking through my 
> '821 manual, I
> just discovered that the preamp switch does nothing more than 
> apply DCV up
> the feedline to the preamp.  After discovering this, I tried 
> it out with the
> Mirage preamp.  It appears to work!  Is there any reason that 
> anyone knows
> that I should do this?  If I can, I just eliminated two 
> connectors out of my
> system.

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