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Reviews Summary for Mini-kits EME157 2m Preamplifier
Mini-kits EME157 2m Preamplifier Reviews: 4 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $45.00
Description: Low noise 2m preamp. Includes RF/hard switching circuits and weatherproof enclosure.
Product is in production.
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VK6HDX Rating: 5/5 Nov 7, 2012 21:02 Send this review to a friend
Great little preamp  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I purchased one of these kits 6+ months ago to liven up the RX on a particularly "deaf" 2M FM ex-commercial transceiver I use in the mobile. The result was outstanding and really made this transceiver come to life.

The instructions were accurate and easy to follow.

The one SMT component (BF998R MosFET) comes with a small PCB breakout board which it is soldered to before placing on to the main PCB. It makes soldering this component quite straight forward.
VK5LA Rating: 5/5 Jul 27, 2008 02:32 Send this review to a friend
Great Kit  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I built one of these to go with my 8 element Cubex quad for 2M sideband.
I'm using it with an Icom IC-746. (and a home brewed bias "T" as the '746 can't throw 12V out the coax connector at the rear of the radio) The preamp gives a great boost in RX performance and the unit has made the difference between making the QSO or not...if you can't hear them ,you can't work them!
Fantastic customer support from Mark as well makes this preamp a winner.
Andy - VK5LA
VK7HDX Rating: 5/5 Jun 4, 2008 13:55 Send this review to a friend
I'm happy  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Built to suit (with a few extra mods to work) on a Kenwood TS-2000X rig and it work fine without any problems. Very happy with it performance in RX mode. Value for money. Can't wait for the 70cm version to hit Mini-kits website.

G3CWI Rating: 5/5 Jul 15, 2007 05:45 Send this review to a friend
Excellent value-for-money  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Kit was easy to construct with good instructions. Performance is great. Company was easy to deal with. Would buy again.

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