Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Toronto (St. Clair/Bathurst)
Thanks for suggestions about DIY pre-amps (esp. to make a low gain, high overload, lightning resistant) unit. As I said, just doesn't seem feasible.
Long ago, poor but earnest audiiophiles could make a twin-tee filter for about $2 and, by filtering out the filter frequency 60 dB (even without caring exactly what that happened to be), see how much distortion an audio amp was adding.
I struggle to find an equivalent DIY cheap approach to making a properly tuned quarter-wave balun, let alone a pre-amp. Now, I have signal generators (called "stations") and I have tunable RF meters (called "tuners" with signal strength meters)... so what else do I need?
midtown Toronto, DB4e, 60ft RG6, 8dB distr amp
FM: Sony STSA-50ES, Wine.6065, 40ft RG6