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AL-82 vs AL-1500

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Amplifiers' started by WL7PM, Feb 13, 2020.

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  1. AG5CK

    AG5CK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've always heard the 3cx3000 was the smallest rebuildable tube.

    I thought ameritron had 2 prices on the AL-1500. One with a Chinese tube and the other with an Eimac.
     
  2. WB2WIK

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    I'm not sure China is shipping much of anything "today" due to the virus.

    That will change soon. No idea how much "stock" Ameritron has of any of these tubes, but they're still advertising shipping with Eimacs.
     
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  3. W1QJ

    W1QJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    If they were true industrial made amps they would have a plate meter reading 2amps. Some ham just added a second tube.
     
  4. W1QJ

    W1QJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    They rebuild 3cx1200 tubes now and the 1500 as an option of Eimac or Chinese tube.
     
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  5. WL7PM

    WL7PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    ...........
    .. Help settle a wager : Is the following claim True or False ?

    As of February, 2020 the EIMAC 3CX1500/8877 IS in current domestic USA production"
     
  6. W1QJ

    W1QJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have not heard a peep that they are out of production. Ameritron is still selling AL-1500 amps with new Eimac tubes. They offer a choice between Eimac and Chinese. It' s about a $700 difference in price.
     
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  7. AG5CK

    AG5CK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why not ask them?

    https://www.cpii.com/division.cfm/9
     
  8. WL7PM

    WL7PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Confirmation comes from Tom Cox, at EIMAC on 18 February 2020:

    "Yes, we still manufacture the 3CX1500A7 and the 4CX1500B tubes as well as the complete line of Eimac brand tubes here in California. "
    .
     
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  9. KN4DQE

    KN4DQE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wow what's the story of that diplomatic amplifier??
     
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  10. WB2WIK

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    I think if it has diplomatic immunity, it can break our laws and can't be arrested.:)
     
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