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Re: VHF Ensemble on 6M?

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  • ae5xae5x
    ... I ll be doing exactly that in about 2 weeks with the 6m SoftRock. John AE5X http://www.ae5x.com/blog
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 1, 2012
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      > If anyone is interested in setting up a reverse beacon on 6 meters
      > using a VHF Ensemble, please email me for more info. We need more
      > reverse beacons on 6 meters at strategic locations on the continent
      > currently not covered.


      I'll be doing exactly that in about 2 weeks with the 6m SoftRock.

      John AE5X
      http://www.ae5x.com/blog
    • Zack Widup
      Does the VHF Ensemble receiver need a preamp? If so, how much gain would you recommend? 73, Zack W9SZ
      Message 2 of 9 , Aug 1, 2012
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        Does the VHF Ensemble receiver need a preamp? If so, how much gain would you recommend?

        73, Zack W9SZ


        On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM, ae5xae5x <ae5x@...> wrote:
         

        > If anyone is interested in setting up a reverse beacon on 6 meters
        > using a VHF Ensemble, please email me for more info. We need more
        > reverse beacons on 6 meters at strategic locations on the continent
        > currently not covered.

        I'll be doing exactly that in about 2 weeks with the 6m SoftRock.

        John AE5X
        http://www.ae5x.com/blog


      • vbifyz
        From my experience, yes, a preamp helps if it is at the antenna. I am using an active VHF/UHF TV antenna, so the preamp may not be optimal. But it still
        Message 3 of 9 , Aug 1, 2012
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          From my experience, yes, a preamp helps if it is at the antenna. I am using an active VHF/UHF TV antenna, so the preamp may not be optimal. But it still improves the S/N ratio of the Softrock by a few dB. You don't need a lot of gain. Low noise is more important for the preamp.

          73, Mike

          --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Zack Widup <w9sz.zack@...> wrote:
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          > Does the VHF Ensemble receiver need a preamp? If so, how much gain would
          > you recommend?
          >
          > 73, Zack W9SZ
          >
          >
          > On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM, ae5xae5x <ae5x@...> wrote:
          >
          > > **
          > >
          > >
          > > > If anyone is interested in setting up a reverse beacon on 6 meters
          > > > using a VHF Ensemble, please email me for more info. We need more
          > > > reverse beacons on 6 meters at strategic locations on the continent
          > > > currently not covered.
          > >
          > > I'll be doing exactly that in about 2 weeks with the 6m SoftRock.
          > >
          > > John AE5X
          > > http://www.ae5x.com/blog
          > >
          > >
          > >
          >
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