Best Amplifier

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

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  1. W2AI

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

    You sound like the Farmers Insurance commercial, Ed as in " I might know a thing or two".:D
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  2. K6LPM

    K6LPM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Anything breaks, you fix it yourself.
    Custom duct tape labels written with felt tip sharpie optional.
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  3. NL7W

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    Stick with the single 3-500Z(G)... the AL-80B.
    Solid tube, good amp.
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  4. KA4DPO

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    I used to build a lot of equipment but I'm no longer interested in building anything other than antennas. Amplifiers are not difficult to build but a cabinet and all of the associated hardware is a PIA to find and assemble. Sure anyone can build a kluge with duct tape labels but constructing a nice piece of equipment takes a lot more work.

    Oh, and I don't see no home brewed amp in your station.
  5. K1SZO

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    I'm hoping it's the one that UPS just delivered at my house! (Palstar LA-1K)
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  6. NL7W

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    Recent solid review in QST. :)
    Perhaps Palstar hit one out of the park with that one.
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  7. WB2WIK

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    I think Mantle still holds the record, but possibly the LA-1K could be added to reports...:)

    That was a very good review in QST.

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  8. AA7QQ

    AA7QQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Sweet 16" was just a marketing tool. It's the same unit as the 1200, but no driver amp. Many would drive them with a 4 transistor amp & surely, they could show 1600W, on a Dozy/Radio Shack, etc... meter. Of course, we know that much of that was just harmonics & distortion.
    Either amp can have 4 bias circuits & work class AB at 600W just fine.
    Why people don't buy them up, I do not know. The hard work is done.

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  9. KK5JY

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    Yes, they make very nice amplifiers. The A1010 I used for a few years was top-notch, and I got it used from HRO.
  10. EA1BDF

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