I am wanting to get into EME on 2 meters. I am about to purchase an Icom 9700 so the radio is taken care of, I am using a Hy-Gain VB-215DX antenna (Handles 1kw/2KW pep), so the question now is how to get some real power. 1kw seems to be the standard in 2 meter EME, so that's the direction I am looking in unless I hear otherwise. I have been looking a little at the LDMOS amplifiers on ebay, a 1kw kit would cost around $1000 by the time everything is done, so the price isn't bad, but I haven't talked to any one that has used one I would use it for 2 meter SSB/VHF contesting and of course the main reason would be for EME work running digital modes. Can anyone tell me how they hold up at that duty cycle? I assume it will be a reduced output. if all goes well, I would start looking into the HF/6 meter models. Any info would be greatly appreciated.