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Re: [softrock40] Re: VHF Ensemble on 6M?

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  • Zack Widup
    Does the VHF Ensemble receiver need a preamp? If so, how much gain would you recommend? 73, Zack W9SZ
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 1, 2012
      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 2 of 9 , Aug 1, 2012
        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:
        >
        > 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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