Can a Pre-Amp damage a scanner?

Status
Not open for further replies.

policefreak

Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2007
Messages
1,664
Location
Berlin, NJ
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 4.1.2; en-us; LG-LS720 Build/JZO54K) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/534.30)

I swear it seems like after I use my old GRE Super Amplifier (which makes a lot of noise and doesnt work that well anyway) that my Uniden BCD436HP is less sensitive on local digital systems.
 

zz0468

QRT
Joined
Feb 6, 2007
Messages
6,029
I wouldn't think that something like a GRE Super Amplifier would cause damage, but it is conceivably possible to put so much gain in front of a receiver with a preamp that damage could result.
 

bear780ks

Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2009
Messages
934
Location
Central KS
Instead of using a Preamp or as Such Try this speaker) Its called the Hear it speaker from Gap. It one of the Best communication Speaker out there and it makes any radio sound better than they are. I don't have one my self but my Uncle had one he's Ham Operator and he showed me the Difference of his radio with and with out it.. It was big difference..

Gap Hear It Speaker
 

W8RMH

Feed Provider Since 2012
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jan 4, 2009
Messages
7,993
Instead of using a Preamp or as Such Try this speaker) Its called the Hear it speaker from Gap. It one of the Best communication Speaker out there and it makes any radio sound better than they are. I don't have one my self but my Uncle had one he's Ham Operator and he showed me the Difference of his radio with and with out it.. It was big difference..

Gap Hear It Speaker
This would be a great speaker for filtering out noise on HF, HAM, and SW to improve the reception of voice signals, however as far as P25 digital signals go, I do don't think it would amplify the signals or improve decoding.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top