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Re: Any feedback on Mirage KP1-440 Preamp?

I just got the Icom AG-35 to use with my IC-820H. It's  a bit cheaper than
the ARR and SSB electronics units and handles 100 watts. I know that it
doesn't have as good a noise figure as the ARR and SSB electronic units but
I couldn't afford them and I got the Icom at a discount from a ham store I
used to work for. I used to have an ARR 160 rated watt mast mount and sold
it when I sold my TS-2000X. I'm just now about to install the AG-35 so I
hope it helps. One things for sure, it's tough sledding without a preamp on
Michael, W4HIJ
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Ryan" <mryan301@comcast.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 11:13 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Any feedback on Mirage KP1-440 Preamp?

> Hello all,
> Zapped my ARR RX only preamp for the second time out of stupidity. Time
for a switched model. Cant afford the $200+ amps from SSB and such. The
Mirage seems attractive. Can anyone share their experiences with this model
or suggest a differnt affordable preamp? I looked at the ARR switched models
already. The high powerd mast mount is too much $$ and the low power one
only handles 25 watts. I could easily smoke that one out of stupidity as
well (my rig can do 50 watts).
> Mike WB1AAT

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