Originally Posted by KA9JLM
In the mid -40's for IMD3 but the loafing 4CX250R in the transverter is only about -35 at 125W out.
The 830 is class A up to the 12BY7 so there is no IMD sweet and poor spots as on an all SS rig as you vary power. Most SS 100W rigs are cleaner at 80W but poor at 50W for example.
Why is The 10 watts ridiculous.
I do not think 10 watts is ridiculous after all the licence is so easy to get virtually no knowledge needed.
If people feel the way you do i think it was better to keep the old novice licence which i supported in it's inception entirely but scrap that evil cw requirement .
I would like to know how many foundation calls run 10 watts and the advice given to him to limit the power in the way suggested is not without fault circuit modification is the only way to do this .
I praise the f call for trying to do the right thing at least he is one of the few trying i wish him success .
Best thing is speak to your local radio club or local ham who understands old gear , dropping the screen some and dropping vereal other things will result in he desired power , there used to be a 30 watts howto floating about for the novices
Originally Posted by KO6WB