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Reviews Categories | Specialized Amateur Communication Products | RIP-1 Rig Input Protector Help

Reviews Summary for RIP-1 Rig Input Protector
RIP-1 Rig Input Protector Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $35
Description: Protects receiver input on rigs using separate receive antenna such as a beverage from overload from nearby transmitting antenna.
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W6VA Rating: 5/5 Jul 24, 2005 18:54 Send this review to a friend
Must have rig saver  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Had a major overload problem with Icom 756PROII receiver (R1) input when using an 80 meter rotatable dipole antenna near a large loop receiving antenna. Came very close to burning out the front end.

The RIP-1 solved the problem completely by isolating the receiver input during transmit. Even a KW being transmitted causes no problems now. This little gadget is a real rig saver.

I believe this same problem also exists on the Icom PROIII and maybe even the IC7800. Possibly on other brand rigs. A very serious engineering flaw on Icom's part and one they seem to deny exists. If you are thinking of using the receive only port on your rig then this is a must have piece of equipment.

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