- Brand Name: Ramsey
Active Antenna Kit - Ramsey AA7C
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Top Customer Reviews
It's a nice accessory and building it was a bit tricky but nothing god awful. Take your time and be patient.
Overall it gets a 4 because the price seems a bit much for what you get and the case that comes with it isn't a "perfect fit", some of the knobs stick out a bit more than I would like. However, it does do a nice job of getting lower bands in and also is compact which is all I needed it for.
I've got this paired with a Ramsey 20m 2-chip $44 receiver that I rehoused with an added 10-turn main tuning pot, 2k bandspread and an active audio filter for CW. With the addition of the much improved antenna, I hear TONS of signals without having to crank the AA7C into overdrive which the very simple 20-meter receiver chokes on if I do. I can see why Ramsey can't "be all things to all users" - the whip they provide may well do a great job on scanner frequencies but it's all but useless on HF - so just so's you know that, and have a way to up the antenna a bit you'll do fine. For me, I'm building all this up so I can take a 20m CW/SSB SWL-only rig on a cruise next week - just for the heck of it, so I can log CW and SSB along with the GPS coordinates of where I heard them and send an SWL email QSL to all the stations I copy - just seems like a fun way to sit on our Owner's Suite balcony while the wife is playing Bingo :-)
All in all, it's now working really well!! I'll try to remember to add a photo of the setup
will pick up the indoor noise from other sources.
That's all for now
I revised the soldering all the soldering points,some had gray colour, I fixed them,now it works but not better than the 10 meters wire antenna which came with my gegen 1103 radio,,...it is ok....I added 2 stars,but still feel that it is over priced ,may be $35-40 wold be an equitable price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This device at least make more sense in detecting poor signals, but is to squelchy. I am trying to modify.Published 4 months ago by Sergio
Haven't had time to give this a real test, but seems to help under limited conditions. ("four more words required....")Published on May 10, 2013 by Robert H Kagihara