[AMRadio] Small RF Amp ideas

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Wed Oct 22 17:48:08 EDT 2014

Our experience, yours and mine do not work out the same.

The 25W carrier is just fine.  One only has to "properly" adjust the 
modulation level.

Once the audio is set so as to not create distortion, the 25W carrier 
does just fine.

I'd refer you to NE1S whom gave a very good signal report regarding 
signal level and audio.


On 10/22/2014 5:01 PM, Geoff wrote:
> I have a ts2000 and a ts450s. I prefer using the ts450s because it has 
> separate carrier and power level controls.
> The 2k does, but is throttled back to 25w output carrier.  In order to 
> make it sound decent,  driving an amp, the carrier must be dropped 
> back to around 1/4 of 25w, or around 6w. On the TL-922A, (pair 3-500z) 
> that made for about 80w of carrier or 320 pep (not accurately measured).
> A pair of 3-500z's need about 100w pep to get em up to ~1kW pep.  The 
> Ts450s would deliver.  The Ts2000. .. not so much.
> That was my experience, anyway.
> Geoff/W5OMR.

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