[AMRadio] Re: [Johnson] Amp advice

John Lawson 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.

    Thanx Ed!

   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 
Improvements later..

          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 


John   KB6SCO

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