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Re: Drake on 122 Mhz



Kent,
That sounds about right.  We now know a simple-mods Drake will work acceptably only under ideal conditions.  A preamp is the easiest prescription for remedy, but a bigger dish could also achieve the same improvement.
73,
Jerry, K5OE


"Kent" <klandis@woh.rr.com> writes:

> Hello all
> 
> I am new to AO-40 with a converted Drake 2880 using the factory 122 mhz IF.
> I am hearing the telemetry and qso's but with some difficulty. I'm also
> using the BBQ Grill dish . I'm assuming a pre-amp is in order? Just
> wondering if anyone is having better sucess with a similar setup?  Rig is
> Ft-847.
> Thanks in advance!
> 
> Kent  aka N8ZRD
> 
> 
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