Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Amplifiers' started by KI5AAI, Aug 25, 2018.
Or clean a lint filter.
I like it here! It's great to live on the side of a (small) mountain, listen to wildlife at night instead of traffic, and have room for a nice garden and a pretty solid radio station. But I'm not a city-dweller by nature. I grew up on acreage a couple of miles outside of a town of 1,500 people, where the tallest building in town was the feed mill.
You have received some great advise. I have had several amps from several manufacturers, tube and solid state. IMO go with an Ameritron offering. They have a great service department and very friendly folks to talk too. Do not invest in an amp that has no support, -Ten Tec etc...
If you are running a solid state station, go soild state amp. Very user friendly.
Into boat anchors, go 3-500z.
NO! I have researched this a few times. The main Tech at Ameritron told me it was not worth it.
I ended up getting the AL-80B and did not get the GOP. I looked at how it worked and felt it would not be worth the effort nor 35 bucks to get it.
I love the AL-80B so far. Still getting use to tuning it. Any advice from people here would be welcomed. But I am heard now into the EU and can break through pile ups pretty quick.
Follow the instructions in the manual.
I'd get a Heathkit SB-220, update and mod it, and then have 1200 bucks left for a new radio!
Big job to put it on 160 meters, though.
That's why you get a TL-922 (like I did) !
I almost bought the 500 watt Ameritron solid state amp. Many ARO's have said in one way or another "the first 500 watts are all that matters". I planned to use it the car and at home, until I realized I would need an 80 amp power supply for the shack. These days, I don't spend much time in the car.