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New Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier Detailed Pics and Info!

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by Moleculo, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    On 3/14/2011, the FCC approved the new Elecraft KPA500 500 watt amplifier, which means sales should begin shortly. Here are a few pictures of the outside and inside of the amplifier.

    KPA500 face:
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    Inside overhead picture:
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    Inside side picture:
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    Power Amplifier Board:
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    Power Supply;
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    Front Panel board:
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    Filter board:
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    More information following soon!
     
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  2. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member

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    Wonder what the msrp will be on the amp?
     
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  3. TonyV225

    TonyV225 Supporting Member

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    What transistors does this use? I also am interested to see what price will be set at.
     
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  4. dxhound

    dxhound Active Member

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    Ive heard rumors of it being $1100USD
     
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  5. Highlander_821

    Highlander_821 Amour d'Ecosse

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    That sounds way too low to me. At that price, I would definitely get one!:w00t:
     
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  6. N5GE

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    1999USD
     
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  7. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member

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    That's about right. Looks like it covers all the warc and 6m band.
     
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  8. dxhound

    dxhound Active Member

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    OOoooppppsss thats supposed to be $2100usd, I wish for $1100!! Ameritron would never sell a ALS-600 again!
     
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  9. Highlander_821

    Highlander_821 Amour d'Ecosse

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    Yeah, no kidding!:tongue:
     
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  10. hookedon6

    hookedon6 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    gee, i dunno...... $2100 for 500 watts....:(

    the THP looks good for about the same money
     
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  11. ENERGIZER

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    Yes high to me too ! I'm lookin a new base amp aswell but not that one
     
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