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Old 14-Aug-2020, 8:44 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by rsw1941 View Post
Because I was having issues with an earlier preamp and thought I might replace it, I located the connection at the bottom of the 10-foot mast, not up directly under the antenna. This added at least 10 feet to the cable from the balun to the preamp. BAD idea?
I think that was a good idea. Distance of 10-feet isn't very much, and if it makes it easier and safer to troubleshoot and service, it is worth the small penalty (fraction of a dB).

My pre-amp is located at the bottom of the pine tree that my antennas are in. Makes it way easier to service and worth the hit.
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