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.