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Re: Drake Internal Preamp Mod




Subject: [amsat-bb] Drake Internal Preamp Mod


> I have considered adding an integrated preamp inside a Drake 2880.  I
happen to have a couple MMIC preamps with 14 dB gain and a 2.5 NF:
> http://catalog.rell.com/rellecom/Images/Objects/2100/2054.PDF
>

Hi Jerry,

Sounds like a mod which can be found on Masa's web site
www.din.or.jp/~m-arai/sband/convmode.htm
This was a later addition to the original conversions which can also be
found on his site.  It uses MAR3 or MAR5 devices and has worked for me.
Using a simple signal source I found that it increased the signal and
reduced the noise somewhat.  FWIW I copied several frames from s2 beacon
using a 16 turn helix until the trees closed my  station in for the summer.

73

George  W2CID

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