[AMRadio] AM Usage with Linear AMPS

Geoff/W5OMR w5omr at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Tue Nov 23 07:31:39 EST 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Coleman, ARS WA5BXO" <wa5bxo at pctechref.com>
To: <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>; "'Discussion of AM Radio'" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 10:11 PM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] AM Usage with Linear AMPS

> My experience (which is very little when it come to these sweep tube
> rigs) is they or rated for a belch or some thing short and don't hold up
> to a fix channel field day adventure with out tube replacement.  I had a
> DuaoBander mobile for a while rated a 400 watts PEP input I never saw
> more than 150 watts output while whistling in the mike.  It was in
> perfect condition and would light a 50 watt bulb with normal speech.  I
> thought it would have blown it out.  I was very disappointed. Yet, it
> was one of the most heard radios all over the country by many AMers in
> the late 80s.

Well, yeah... when you had the Q of the antenna at about 50, or so 

73 = Best Regards,

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