No, it was about my 6th or 7th 2m amplifier, and the little article describes mostly putting a commercial VHF RF deck on 2m, and building the power supply/metering/relay/control system for it, as back then 2m 1/2 kW RF decks were all over the place, often taken out of VHF "paging" service. The paging amps were very rugged as they normally operated 24/7/365 completely unattended, on tall towers or mountaintops and nobody ever looked at them until they failed. "Desense" and "noise" were never a problem, since they had no receivers! So they could run out of tune for months, getting hotter and hotter until something finally bit the dust and then they'd go fix it. That sounds like a terrible thing, but it was good for hams, as VHF pagers eventually became obsolete a lot of those decks hit the market very inexpensively, and they're built like tanks.