The real advantage to those old pre-amps is they were TUBE stuff and not
near as subject to overload as them durn transisterators thingies.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Duffy K3LR" <email@example.com>
To: "Jim Idelson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2006 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] AMECO Preamp
> Hi Jim!
> The Ameco pre-amp was really good! I have been using the DX Engineering
> RPA-1 with
> W3NQN filters ahead of it. It is a crunch proof (great dynamic range)
> pre-amp that
> really helps with Beverages and other receiving antennas.
> Tim K3LR
> Jim Idelson wrote:
>> For years, I have heard that the Ameco nuvistor-based tunable preamp is
>> best available for a contest station. I have one that I use for
>> Beverages, and
>> I really like it a lot. But, it was designed a long time ago, and I'm
>> what else is out there that performs as well or better. I like the fact
>> the tunability feature provides some rejection of out-of-band signals in
>> multi-transmitter environment. It runs on 110vac, has a convenient power
>> and a bypass switch, as well.
>> Jim Idelson K1IR
>> email k1ir at designet.com
>> web http://www.k1ir.com
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