I am thinking of getting a starter amp setup, and looking for any suggestions. I have an Icom 7300, remote LDG RT100 tuner, and an elevated 43' vertical wire. I have been enjoying some casual phone DX contacts, and liked talking to Japan, Caribbean, South America, Europe over the CQ WW weekend with 100W. (Too bad the bands aren't always that busy with DX!) I am thinking of going to 500-600W to be heard better over 20m and 40m. I want to stick to 120V wiring. I'm not looking for something with a lot of maintenance, as I'm kind of nervous about high voltage exposure and don't want to have to open up the box. Budget is an issue, as I would need a new tuner as well. Most solid state seems out of budget. Ideally, maybe KPA500 used, but more than I want to spend. Is AL-811 good choice? I've been reading a lot of things about Ameritron QC. Thanks!