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Another Class C Cb competition amp with no bias or filtering.

BBI 370 Peak
BBI 105 AVG

X force 390 Peak
X force 120 AVG

X force is making more power.

Without a current meter you can not tell how many amps they are drawing, but it looks from the vid that the BBI Amp is pulling the supply down more than the X force, drawing more current?

What is that extra current doing?

Not seeing it on the wattmeter.

Making more heat?


Bulldog meter.
Made by Carl, N9EFJ
Not a true peak reading wattmeter, uses a passive capacitor added to the meter to provide a peak reading.
Harmonics?
How is he telling it is making harmonics, I did not see a spectrum analyzer anywhere on that test bench to tell anyone that either of the amps are spewing anything.
Not even a scope.
What is the price difference?
Lots of questions that need answered.
I will say that the example shown has nice soldering on the board.

You decide.

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Thanks for your reply I had a lot of the same thoughts, and I would have liked to see more test equipment also. I couldn't find a website, thought maybe someone here would know something about them. Mostly I thought it was interesting. The way he has the fans set up and the compact size would be nice. Other than that I have no opinion on them.
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I have not tried his own design amps but do have a Messenger 500 that he added 4 more transistors to. It does 850 am and 1000 sideband and gets my numbers called back quite often. I know of a few people that run his design and are happy. He also fixes lots of transistor and tube amps for lot's of people.

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I have not tried his own design amps but do have a Messenger 500 that he added 4 more transistors to. It does 850 am and 1000 sideband and gets my numbers called back quite often. I know of a few people that run his design and are happy. He also fixes lots of transistor and tube amps for lot's of people.
Will stick with my good old fl2100b and al82
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Whatever works for you, thanks again for the test questions.

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I can tell this guy is very professional and his opinion should be respected.

Just look at the quality of his jumper cables

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I can tell this guy is very professional and his opinion should be respected.

Just look at the quality of his jumper cables
No-no-no, it's the 8877 sitting behind the collectible Bulldog Watt Meter

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