Just bought a Larcan through someone i met from Captain Kilowatt.
I will document the conversion and build process.
I have a question for amp builders
the larcan has no provision to turn off biasing, it has a slow turn on sequence if it is hot swapped, and there is no "on/off" pin like some other broadcast amplifiers, the bias is controlled by the swr/ bias board.
Now.. here come my question, when in receive should i have the whole board cud off with an fet or relay, or should i leave power to the bias/swr monitor board and intercept the outgoing bias with an fet or relay
this i would have done by a sequencer with the following sequence
>engage tr relays > engage bias >engage ptt on radio
is the sequence correct?
the setup as of now is an ft846 barefoot to a 5 ele 50 mhz yagi
next on order is an m2 7 ele long boom yagi to replace that.
my second question is and i know this isnt the place for it
we have next to zero local activity here (70cm 2m) anything like that
if i put up a long boom 12 element yagi on 2, about 40 feet, with a good line of sight north into the states, anyone think id hit Miami? or is this a waste of time money and tower space.
i normally work stirctly HF
DX, but i got bitten by the 6m bug a few years ago.