|[AMRadio] Drake L-4B on AM|
A.R.S. - WA5AM
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Thu Mar 6 10:42:59 EST 2008
On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 9:37 AM, kenw2dtc <kenw2dtc at comcast.net> wrote:
> "BTW, I tuned the amp for exactly 1500 watts output, then reduced the drive
> to exactly 25 watts without re-tuning the amplifier"
> Actually the best way is to tune for 1500 watts out and reduce the drive
> until the output is 375 watts under carrier conditions. Also if you have
> one of those male voices that that will peak more in one direction than the
> other (if the audio is phased correctly) you must also de-rate the output
> power even more. Naturally, a scope and an audio generator is the preferred
> way to tune up a linear under AM conditions.
> Ken W2DTC
You're right Ken. I think I used 25 watts as a good figure, however
544 watts of carrier should modulate to over 2100 watts with a pure
sine wave. I may try it again later and reduce the drive level to the
point where the carrier output reaches 375 to see the difference. I
suspect if anything the eff. will drop even more...
Brian / wa5am
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