[AMRadio] TS430 as VFO on a KNIGHT T60


Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Sun Oct 15 13:21:20 EDT 2006


Hey Jack:

>From years back when I worked around broadcast stations I always wondered 
about the plates of the modulator and finals being so red that I commented 
to an engineer.  He just laughed and said not to worry about cherry red.  It 
is when they get white you should worry.

73  Jim
W5JO

> 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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