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Reviews Categories | Receive Pre-amps | AR2 Advanced Receiver Research Preamp P432VDG Help

Reviews Summary for AR2 Advanced Receiver Research Preamp P432VDG
AR2 Advanced Receiver Research Preamp P432VDG Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $79.95
Description: Receive Premaplifier for 70cm
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W6KKO Rating: 5/5 Apr 19, 2017 11:38 Send this review to a friend
A Definite Improvement  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
A friend loaned this to me for use on a repeater. Initial testing has revealed improved receive allowing 1W to get into the repeater where 5W would previously not make it at all using an HT indoors. At 1W it is noisy and does not hold the repeater well. At 2.5W it is satisfactory and 5W does the business. For $110 (w/N connectors) it is worth the cost to me.

I am using it inline on the RX side with a Yaesu Fusion repeater. No problems with analog or C4FM at various power TX levels. I thought it may need some attenuation as it is very wide, but it works using an inexpensive mobile six bay duplexer (notch filter). Please note that the repeater is in a low RF noise environment with only one other UHF transmitter with plenty of isolation.

I would purchase another one to replace it.
WB1AAT Rating: 4/5 Jul 10, 2008 11:38 Send this review to a friend
Very good for the money  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
After a couple of frustrating months chasing FM sats without a preamp I tried this one. It does a great job, pulling in clear copy where there was just hiss before. Far better than the Mirage KP-1-440 (about 3-4 S units better). The Mirage also didnt resist overload very well, which was an issue for full duplex.

On thing to watch for though is not to Xmit into it. I fried it easily just by bumping the mic unintentionally. ARR fixed it within 10 days and working just fine again.

Bought a second one with switching (SP432VDG @ $119) for back yard use with my HT and a handheld antenna. It can only handle 25 watts but thats fine for the HT and it gives me that protection from carelessness and stupidity I needed. So far no disappointments.

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