[AMRadio] Tech info for some mow dern stuff.

Robert Bethman oldrotorheadsarge at outlook.com
Wed Aug 2 16:27:23 EDT 2017

The TS-2000 will not tolerate its full SSB output on AM.

The Solid state Amplifiers, such as the ALS-1306 will only take 10W AM from a TS-2000 to develop full legal output.

That is why when I had to reduce the weight of rigs due to medical issues, I obtained a TS-2000 AND the ALS-1306.  Between them neither needs tuning, and they work great together.

The local club became the new home for the LK-500ZB.

I can talk to anyone I wish with this setup.  I've gotten into Alabama with no problem at all.

Regards, N0DGN

-----Original Message-----
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Donald Chester
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 2:26 PM
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Tech info for some mow dern stuff.

> ​The TS-2000 is 'locked' at 25w output on AM.
> In order for it to look 'decent' on a 'scope, the output has to be dropped to
> around 7 or 8 watts.

Is that the maximum rf output capability of the final amp, or does it put out more than that with other modes?  Maybe the manufacturers were worried about the final transistors overheating at 100% AM duty cycle beyond that power level.

> But, it ain't no AM rig... unless you can tickle a quad of 6146's to drive a 4-1000
> or a pair of 3-500Z's, if you're going to use a linear amplifier behind a plastic
> radio, as inefficient as that is.​

The best way to use a plastic radio for AM is to disable the audio completely or else cut the af gain back to minimum, run it at reduced carrier and use it as a VFO to drive a plate-modulated transmitter.  If it has enough carrier output capability at 100% duty cycle, it may be able to drive the final directly without a separate driver stage, particularly if the final is a tetrode or pentode.

Don k4kyv

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