A ton o' AM

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by WA3VJB, Aug 30, 2019.

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  1. WA3VJB

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  2. N6YW

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    That beauty surely must take the prize for heaviest
    1000 watt class transmitter. My BTA-250L weighs in at 1350 lbs for only 250 watts!
     
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  3. K4KYV

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    And overkill. The speech amp, using a pair of triode connected 6J7s class-A driving 6J5s class A, pulling a total of about 25 mA, is fed with a dedicated power supply rated at 200 mA, with a 5U4G rectifier and a pair of 200 ma filter chokes.

    I transplanted the audio driver section from a RA-1000 into my Gates BC1-T to replace the flaky 807s (burning holes) on PC boards. Real transformer-coupled audio driver feeding 833As with a pair of 845s (eat your hearts out, audiophools).
     
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  4. W7TFO

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    Been there, done that. W8KHK & I, that is.

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    Pretty good heavy iron. I left the cabinet in Iowa.

    We had a fabulous time, mostly thanks to Phil AC0OB.

    73DG
     
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  5. W8KHK

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    Don't forget the Benz did a spectacular job of hauling all that bounty. Ready for another road trip? Portland bound!
     
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  6. W7TFO

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    Nah, that other RA-1000 got a new home already.

    73DG
     
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