[AMRadio] Small RF Amp ideas

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 13:40:05 EDT 2014

you don't need an IPA.  25 w. should easily drive a pair of 3-500Zs to
300-350 watts.

There must be some other reason why you do not achieve that amount of
power out.

Also, when you operate with that high carrier power you should
probably improve the cooling in the power amplifier and make sure the
plate supply transformer is rated for around 700 ma to the final or
more, CCS.

If you have not done so, look at the output of the exciter with an
oscilloscope; do the same with the power amplifier.    If they look
clean, linear with no audio flat topping or other warning signs then I
suspect there is a problem with the input and or output matching
networks on power amplifier.



On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 12:20 PM, rbethman <rbethman at comcast.net> wrote:
> I am currently using a Kenwood TS-2000 on AM.
> It puts out 25W on AM. The modulation is pathetic, but this is what I have
> to live with due to physical issues.  If I can get that 25W to about 100,
> then I'll get a much better signal out of the Amp Supply LK-500ZB.
> What would a small intermediate amplifier take to make?
> I just need to stay "relatively" close to what the built-in AT in the
> TS-2000 can deal with.
> I can tune the input of the LK-500ZB to better match the output of this
> intermediate amplifier.
> BTW - 807s abound here. Also 1625s.
> --
> Bob - N0DGN
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