Thanks Carl! Just what I need to hear about the MFJ subsidiary! I was already worried about that - now - I'm spooked!
I was leaning towards an ALPHA ........... if the cost was not prohibitive. IT IS! I love the grandson - but - there IS a limit! ME FIRST!
Don ............ WD5JOY
I'd save up some more bucks and go with an AL80B.
Originally Posted by KM1H
Far, far fewer hassles and very rugged.
Just a thought, good luck whichever way you decide to go.
73, Ken AD6KA
With all the responses your getting I'm not sure you'll get to this one but I'll go ahead anyway. I live in a condo and about a year and a half ago I got back in to ham radio. I currently have an AL811 600 watt amp and have had no issues todate (knock on wood)..I had to replace my older CRT tv in the living room with a new LCD tv since the coax went directly behind the set an caused terrible tvi..Now no problem and I use an antenna ground and a artifical ground since I'm on the second floor..I also use a low pass filter..There is a touch lamp on my wifes desk that still goes on and off when I tune up. As long as your not over driving the amp there shouldn't be a problem...Jim
Wish my Grandpa wanted to purchase me an amp! Just my 02 cents.
Here you go: http://hintlink.com/power_density.htm
Plug in some numbers, bam! You did calculations.
Without the slightest bit of doubt, I can assure you that an amp that puts out 600 watts isn't going to be an issue. Worst case, someone might hear a little noise on their computer speakers, but I even doubt that.
Originally Posted by WD5JOY
Hi Bryan and all ............... well now - I am as befuddled as can be (old guys get that way really easily!0. My gut and many suggestions told me to get him the amp. Worse case would have been that 'gramps' would wind up with the thing.
HOWEVER - his folks have just bought an older house and I now find the ELECTRICAL WIRING might be an issue. It is a 19050's era house - so there are two wires - no ground.
He called today to ask me about what to do with his antenna when they move. We installed a "fair ground" system at their current place - but it was for "RF" purposes more than anything; it does have the third wire ("ground wire"). Without that same setup at the new place -- I am back to "befuddled" as I noted above.
I DO appreciate all the input though --- I truly do. THANKS FOLKS.
Don ...... WD5JOY
There are inexpensive monitors for that.
Originally Posted by KA9JLM
Funny how RF exposure hazzards are belittled by those of us who need it to hobby around, but Vaccines are suddenly the cause of autism.
Hmm. Which of these has more closely mirrored the autisim rise - composite RF exposure levels or vaccine exposure levels?
....inquiring minds and all that, you know....
Just curious, Carl. I ve seen 3 of your posts in the last week or so , and 2 of em have been zings at Ameritron.
Originally Posted by KM1H
They drink your milkshake or somthing?