Best Amplifier

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KA4DPO, Dec 5, 2018.

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  1. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    The best amplifier is a tower and a Yagi.
     
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  2. W7KKK

    W7KKK Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
     
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  3. KA4DPO

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    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.
     
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  4. KA4DPO

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    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.:D
     
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  5. UR6EA

    UR6EA Ham Member QRZ Page

    We have different criteria for the "best of the best PA"!
    In the 21st century, main attention to signal quality!

    Transmit 3 order IMD:
    http://www.remeeus.eu/hamradio/pa1hr/productreview.pdf

    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!
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    Turn on your stereo earphone for listening!
     
  6. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    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.
     
  7. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    If there are CC&Rs attached to the property--probably not!
     
  8. KY5U

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  9. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yeah...They sure didn't scrimp on cabinet screws!!
     
  10. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    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....

     

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