Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KA4DPO, Dec 5, 2018.
You sound like the Farmers Insurance commercial, Ed as in " I might know a thing or two".
Anything breaks, you fix it yourself.
Custom duct tape labels written with felt tip sharpie optional.
Stick with the single 3-500Z(G)... the AL-80B.
Solid tube, good amp.
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.
I'm hoping it's the one that UPS just delivered at my house! (Palstar LA-1K)
Recent solid review in QST.
Perhaps Palstar hit one out of the park with that one.
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.
"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.
Yes, they make very nice amplifiers. The A1010 I used for a few years was top-notch, and I got it used from HRO.