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Re: HRD and two radios: was dual IC-706 station

Dave G. wrote:
> Never, ever, generalize... not no-how, not never !!!
> Pre-amps are primarily needed to overcome losses in 
> transmission lines with he inherent increase in noise 
> factors!!
> A good short read is in the  discourse in the HAMSAT journal 
> on the wideband homebrew 432MHz pre-amp

Wayne replies:

I'll generalize a little more specifically this time.  Regardless of 
cable loss, a <1 dB NF preamp allows one to hear weak signals better 
than a transceiver whose internal preamp has a noise figure 4 or 5 dB.

Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA
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