|[AMRadio] Old Novice Days|
Robert M. Bratcher Jr.
bratcher at pdq.net
Wed Feb 23 20:16:09 EST 2005
At 03:33 PM 2/23/2005, Geoff wrote:
>Gary Schafer wrote:
>I've visited a few SSB'er hamshacks lately and some (not all) are running
>amps that are (according to the supposed 'peak-reading' wattmeters)
>running 2kW PLUS in output power. (Not that it *bothers* me, just an
>I wonder if this is something that's being done all over, or just a
>'specific group' of guys who are running the illegal limit?
>C'mon, man... a pair of 3CX800A7's? That's 1600w of dissapation,
>fer-cryin'out-loud! The right voltage on the plates would make 'em sing
>to -at least- 2kW pep output. And some of these dual 4-1000 homebrew amps
>I hear on the air? Isn't it the Alpha 8877 amp that runs 2 (not one, but
>*TWO*) 8877's in the output, EACH with a plate dissapation rating of 1,500w?
>It's nice to remember the old days. And, yes. the times, they are
>a'changing. It's just that I just don't necessarily think some of us
>hams are changing in a good/positive way.
>The Law is Always The Law. It doesn't bend because you run a different
>mode. The LEGAL output limit is 1500w PEP.
>73 = Best Regards,
Anybody know where I could find a schematic for these amplifiers?
Whats the best way to build a 1kw (capable) modulation transformer to plate
modulate an amp like these? Not that I'd want to. Just asking...
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