[AMRadio] Tansmitter power reduction (Ranger)

Mike Dorworth, K4XM k4xm at arczip.com
Thu Nov 17 14:15:33 EST 2005

The way the secondary is wound all the final and lv passes through the
winding so you would have TWICE as much  current if you use just the low
voltage taps. BTW the Ranger modulation transformer is (by my measurement)
7083.8 ohms plate to plate primary, 3568 ohms centertaped (892 ohms each
side) secondary.   or 1.9837 z stepdown, 1.4085 step down turns ratio.
Nominal 7000 to 3500 ohms. About 15 watts Audio level, used at 32.5 watts
ICAS voice.  Hope this is helpfull. 73, Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Lawson" <jpl15 at panix.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 10:11 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Tansmitter power reduction (Ranger)

> On Wed, 16 Nov 2005, John Coleman ARS WA5BXO wrote:
> > I don't know if the power supply come from the same XFMR or not but what
> > does "10 on the knob" mean?
>   In the Ranger, the LV feed to it's rectifier is from two equidistant
> between CT and the 'ends' of the HV secondary, the which ends feed the HV
> rectifier.  I'm a bit worried that if I run the whole radio on the LV
> winding, it will stress it. If anyone has any concrete "real-world" actual
> experience with doing this, I'd love to hear how it worked out.
>    Guitar (and other musical) amplifiers traditionally have their volume
> knobs marked 0 - 10, thus '10' is 'loudest'.  From whence derives the joke
> in Spinal Tap - "This amp was custom made for me - see? the knobs all go
> to *11*!!!"
>   Cheers
> John  KB6SCO
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