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Re: Re: Helix antennas, ( now preamps)

ARR also carries weather-proof units as well. They cost more than the 
non-weatherproof  units, of course. My ARR 70cm preamp will pass 160 
watts of transmit power and is weather-proof. The cost was about in line 
with the SSB electronics units, maybe a little less.  I'm quite happy 
with my ARR unit. They also have some weather-proof units that are rated 
at passing 25 watts and are not as expensive.
Michael, W4HIJ
Jim Jerzycke wrote:
> For built units, SSB Electronics are fabulous, and
> fully weather-proof. ICom also has outdoor,
> mast-mounted units. For build-your-own, Down East
> Microwave (DEMI) has some nice kits, but you have to
> roll-your-own outdoor enclosure. I've used Tupperware
> containers from the supermarket with good results, but
> they'll eventually fall apart from UV exposure
> outside.
> Advanced Receiver Research (ARR) also has units, but
> they, too, require an enclosure for outdoor use.
> I'm sure there are more, but these are the ones I have
> experience with.
> 73, Jim  KQ6EA
> --- Zachary Schrempp <ke7eyq@gmail.com> wrote:
>> For those of you using preamps, which kinds do you
>> find to be the best
>> bang for the buck on 144 and 435 MHz, and where do
>> you usually
>> purchase them...or do you homebrew them?
>> Zach KE7EYQ
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