Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KA4DPO, Dec 5, 2018.
The best amplifier is a tower and a Yagi.
I will agree with that. When I had my tower and beam I sold my tl 922 as I just did not feel I needed it.
But not all can install a tower and beam.
I believe that. I bought my Henry used and I don't know how many hours were on it but I probably put close to 50 hours on it and the grid current and output never changed. I sold it with the same 3-400's that came in it. I liked that amp, but the power supply was a moose, weighed about 60 pounds. They don't build amps like that anymore, but no matter, I think the AL-80B is the one I will end up with.
There is a lot of truth to that. I once had a TA-33jr on a 45 foot tower and it made my 4BTV seem utterly useless.
We have different criteria for the "best of the best PA"!
In the 21st century, main attention to signal quality!
Transmit 3 order IMD:
So, I like the amplifiers on lamps designed for linear amplification of SSB signal!
Reliability, high efficiency and the ability to get a good linearity!
BTW... If you do not hunt for "new one" in pile-ups, the base 100 watts is enough for Contesting or DX-ing!
Also, I liked QRP!
For QRP operation, I'm using DDC SDR "ODYSSEY" (1 Volt outut) and home made PA 5 Wtts PEP!
Turn on your stereo earphone for listening!
antenna and HAAT is everything in radio communications. I have a Mosley MP-33 on a 40 ft tower. I heard a W6 station this morning on 20 mtr running 1.5 kw with a 5 element 20 mtr yagi on a 80 ft tower under designated 'poor propagation' band conditions. He was 59 plus here.
If there are CC&Rs attached to the property--probably not!
It's all about SWR. Here an antenna and amplifier expert explains...
Yeah...They sure didn't scrimp on cabinet screws!!
It's all about those fun far-out, groovy days of the 60s.....when U.S. amateur radio operators residing in the continental US had callsign prefixes beginning with W.K, WA and WB....