[time-nuts] 5V antenna on 3V receiver via dist. amp?

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Thu May 2 17:50:05 EDT 2013

It depends on the antenna the old ones were 5 and the new 3.3V. I believe
5V on a 3.3 antenna is bad and the other way around you loose gain.
On the rcv side some rcvrs want to see a bit of current draw to say an
antenna is attached.

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 3:26 PM, Paul <tic-toc at bodosom.net> wrote:

> Is it reasonable to to use a GPS distribution amplifier (viz. HP
> 58516A) to power a five volt antenna feeding three volt receivers or
> should I get a "bias tee"?  The internal operation of my electronics
> is largely a mystery to me.
> Thanks.
> --
> Paul
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