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Re: UO-14 Passes



At 22:26 12/08/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>I finally came to the conconclusion that my radio is deaf.  (It's an older 
>Icom IC-471A)  


I have the same problem with my 471A. Let me know how you get on. I've just
about given up too!!!


>I decided to order a pre-amp and put it up this 
>afternoon.  I didn't change it from the Low to the High Setting as it 
>warned about this in the manual (Might cause lots of intermod and possibly 
>hurt the front end of the radio)
>
>Anyway, with all the new pieces in place...  Egg Beater for Antenna, KLM 
>KP-2 Mast mounted preamp offering 10db and the 471, I still wasn't able to 
>hear any of the UO-14 passes today.


This all sounds very familliar!!
>
>The question is, will bumping that up to 20db really run the possibility of 
>harming my radio?  Or does anyone think that it's a good idea? 

Have you had, or can you  measure the absolute sensitivity of the 471? 
>
>I'm at my wits end here... Ready to chuck the whole rig.  Maybe go buy a 
>847 (Though that's going to take some time to acquire the funds)
>
>Dave
>
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>
Norm, VK2XCI.
Mount Hope NSW. Voice of the Edge of The Outback
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