|[AMRadio] Re: [Johnson] Amp advice|
jpl15 at panix.com
Sat Oct 29 20:41:21 EDT 2005
On Sat, 29 Oct 2005, Ed Tanton wrote:
> Well... just my 2 cents, mind you... but it's bad enough using a linear for
> AM, considering the efficiency yielding only a little more signal than
> talking louder would accomplish... but a **SINGLE** 3-500Z combined with all
> that INefficiency? Complete waste of time and 3-500Z after (what will be)
> short-lived 3-500Z.
Well: Nummer One - It's only a Hobby. As in: to have fun with.
Nummer Two - I got the AL-80 and Tuner pretty cheap. (SK estate)
Nummer Three - I have a Ranger and a Valiant. The Ranger needs a
couple of minor 'tweaks'; the Valiant has a few things that need fixin',
and that equals time and money, thus I'll go with what I have, and work on
Nummer Four - I'm actively looking for a Thunderbolt - none on
the hook right now.
Nummer Five - No one's actually *answered* the questions I have
about 'waking up' the amp. (Yet, at any rate.) There has been some very
pertinent and helpful advice, however - much appreciated.
Nummer Six - see Nummer One. Don't curse the QRP - light a
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