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Re: Any feedback on Mirage KP1-440 Preamp?



DEMI makes a couple of nice pre-amps, but they don't have switching and 
require external power.  Has anyone tried to add a T/R switch & coax bias 
to mast mount them?

--Mike  WQ5C


At 03:23 PM 4/18/2008, Michael Tondee wrote:
>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
>70cm.
>73,
>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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