[time-nuts] Low SNR GPS reception and cheap LNAs

nuts nuts at lazygranch.com
Sat Apr 26 13:00:57 EDT 2014


On Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:28:20 +0200
Magnus Danielson <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:

> 
> 
> On 04/25/2014 06:21 PM, GandalfG8 at aol.com wrote:
> > Coincidentally, I came across this earlier today when looking for
> > some MMIC data, perhaps it might be worth a look?...........
> >
> > http://lna4all.blogspot.co.uk/
> 
> This is the 0,5 dB NF amplifier from Minicircuits and I think it is
> an interesting alternative. I just haven't come around to order some.
> 
> Fairly cheap alternative than to roll your own from the same chip,
> which was what I was considering.
> 
> Cheers,
> Magnus

For a packaged unit, the Mini-Circuits is cheaper. I guess it is a
matter of how much noise will be generated in the vicinity of your amp.
In my case, I have a DC/DC brick, so I would have to box the amp
anyway. 

 



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