Nitro 500 amplifier
I have acquired a nice working Nitro 500 amplifier. I cannot find out anything on this amp. Can anyone tell me who made it and where can I find the schematics on it. I have looked everywhere for info on this amp but cannot find anything. It has 4 MRF 455 in it. Can anyone help me. I can take pics if needed. Thanks, Bob W9TNY
Remember the name from many years ago .. CB amp. Seem to remember a guy in IA who had one ... 500Watts ... you betcha..! Splatter city. Wonder if now this is an audio amp for these super noise makers in cars..?
Last edited by W0LPQ; 05-23-2011 at 07:42 PM.
It is a CB amp, and very illegal to sell in the U.S.
No bandswitch is an obvious tipoff.
I do remember these from years gone by but I don't think they make them anymore. "CB Tricks" and similar websites might have something on them (didn't look).
The name gives it away...
CB amp, splatterbox, junk
Take it apart and keep the components.
Does anyone know who made it.
I believe, from what I recall years ago, it was made by the same group who makes "Texas Star" products, who I guess are in Texas somewhere; however the manufacturers of these illegal products don't leave much of a trail, as they'd prefer not to be caught. When you're marketing illegal products, it's probably best not to leave a forwarding address.
Originally Posted by W9TNY
But if you research "Texas Star," I believe you'll find the same group.
The Nitro series was originally from a company in the midwest named Transel. They made crappy unsafe high power CB amplifiers and unreliable poorly calibrated power meters. Hard to say who made a Nitro solid state amplifier, but all of the original Nitro tube series was by Transel.
Do every Ham a favor, and keep it off the Ham bands. :-)