Mirage BD-35 Review
I am thrilled with this amplifier and this manufacturer. The amp appears to be well built and produces a high quality signal providing a high quality signal is input. Garbage in garbage out! At 1 watt VHF in I get 35 watts out. At 5 watts VHF in I get 50 watts out even though the specifications call for 45 watts maximum output.
On a regular basis I am complimented on the sound quality and quieting for my distance while used with the Icom IC-91A and Diamond 5/8 wave antenna. Providing I am not in a low spot I can easily communicate with a repeater 30 to 40 miles away with good quieting, but some background noise.
The limited voltage input range maximum of 15 volts. I am lucky that my cars don't put out more than 14.8 volts, but I am willing to bet that some other cars put out more than the max.
My HT has two wattages: 0.5 and 5 watts. At 5 watts the linear works great. At 0.5 watts the linear produces severe spurious emissions. There is a review in eHam that states the same thing.
Link to manual BD-35
This amp gets a 5 of 5 from me.
Updated on 02/25/2007 07:05:07 PM