[AMRadio] TS430 as VFO on a KNIGHT T60


Jack Schmidling jack at schmidling.com
Sun Oct 15 12:42:18 EDT 2006


John Coleman ARS WA5BXO wrote:

> 	As for the T60, I'm not saying "don't do it".  You will want to make
> your on observations for the experience. But, the TS430, when operated
> properly on AM, will get you better signal and audio reports and keep your
> band neighbors friendly.  

Thanks for the comments.

My thoughts on an advantage of the T60 is that, as it has 
controlled/suppressed carrier, the idle power is a lot less than the 
TS430.  As a consequence, I could drive a linear (SB200) a bit harder 
and get more power out of it than when using the 430.

When running the 430 at about 15 watts, and a plate current of 150 ma on 
the amp, the plates get redder than I like.  Seems like I should be able 
to increase the input significantly with the T60 before the plates got 
to the same temp.

Is this correct reasoning?

I think I will just get some xtals for the T60 as I am getting a Ranger 
soon.

js


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