If the 1500w limit was removed tomorrow

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KK4YWN, Dec 13, 2018.

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  1. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Mine goes to eleven
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  2. N6PAT

    N6PAT Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Hey, thanks for the 160 CW QSL in LOTW yesterday. I needed MS 160 CW confirmed .

    fyi...I was using 250 watts with a compromised vertical
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  3. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Git chew oneuh dem Texas Star leenyars an you'll git all the receivering preampjulation yer evah gonna need boi.
  4. K5ABB

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    It doesn't give YOU any gain but it gives HIM about 11.7dB... Which might get YOU called back out of a pileup , where the morally virtuous 100 watts and a wire crew remain in purgatory, endlessly repeating their own calls and hoping to be noticed.

    Amps aren't for you, they're for him... give HIM an easy to copy signal, and you're in the log. Don't call anybody you can't copy, and give him a signal he CAN copy. That's how business gets done.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2018
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  5. K5ABB

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    K6?? KD6?? agn agn KK6?? KK6P?? agn agn... NH QRZ
  6. VA3VF

    VA3VF Ham Member QRZ Page

    And you just sent me 59 +30dB?:D:D:D
  7. K6LPM

    K6LPM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I dont believe that there really is someone out there with their own personal shack capable of 500kW on the ham bands! I DONT KNOW,,,,,, but then again there are some pretty obsessive hams out there?
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2018
  8. N1ART

    N1ART Ham Member QRZ Page

    Where's the challenge past 100 watts? You can have fun with 5 watts if you want to! You just have to love radio.
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  9. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    It's very important to some to "not have to wait until the pileup thins"

    I've broken pileups with 3.5 watts on 10 meters with the semi-homebrew rig below, into a fairly low Yagi.


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  10. W1UO

    W1UO Ham Member QRZ Page

    500kW dummy load. Two rather large carborundum resistors. It is cooled with liquid sodium that circulates through the center of the resistors and then to a heat exchanger. No PCBs!

    The cage around it is tune out the parasitics and make it flat up to 30MHz.

    dummy load.jpg
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