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Illegal high power HF amplifiers

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Amplifiers' started by N8FVJ, May 20, 2019.

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  1. WA4SIX

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    Dang, you ruined my day....
    CQ Jacob's ladder.....

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  2. K9STH

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    I have to admit that, when calculating logarithms, I use my trusty 1993 Radio Shack model EC-4028 10-digit Scientific Calculator. That old calculator is like a Timex watch! It "takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!

    Glen, K9STH
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  3. KA8NCR

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    I played hockey last night. A member of the opposing team and our captain collided at mid-ice and when they finished pulling themselves up from the ice, there was a bunch of jawing, trash talk and shoving. The gloves came off, sweaters were grabbed, pads littered the ice.

    Then a part 97 rules discussion broke out.
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  4. KQ0J

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    I would hazard a guess that 30 Meters and 60 Meters have the largest number of hams exceeding the legal limit 200W / 100W ERP.
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  5. KA0HCP

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    What if they held a Part 97 discussion and an NEC discussion broke out? "Oh, the humanity!". ;)
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  6. AA5CT

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    If you're using a tuner on an 80 meter dipole to get on 60 metrers - you're going to be handicapped compared to the guy running a dipole cut for 60 meters ... maybe this is the source of the differences seen?

    This has been our experience in Texas, the cut-for-band dipole on 60m outperforms the tuner+80m dipole lashup.

    I would be hesitant to ever try my LK-500ZA or SB-220 on 60 meters on account of 1) tuned input match circuit and 2) encountering strange resonances in the PA Plate "choke".
  7. N5CM

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    ^^This^^ Seems to take some folks a long time to "tune" on 30 meters, What are they tuning?
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  8. AA5CT

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    Nippon Electric Company (renamed NEC Corporation, effective April, 1983)
    National Electrical Code
    Numerical Electromagnetic code
  9. K7MH

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    And you might not need the furnace any more!
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  10. WA7PRC

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    I went to watch a fight but, a hockey game broke out. :p
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