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Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by mackmobile43, Jan 26, 2010.
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Day 2 of home with a throat and inner ear infection....
Funny Stuff...Love his logic and cool demeanor
Thanks for the smile!
All the Best
The Wizard boxes I've seen were both dangerous to the user and had countless instances of poor RF layout. Only the bare essentials required to make power are used, many improperly. Nothing has been added for safety, protection, or true linear operation. If you aren't satisfied with the limitations of quality amateur amplifiers and your budget is big, consider Amplifier Systems in Los Angeles.
Having built many amps over the last 25 years I can say ASI makes one top notch RF amplifier. Every unit is custom built based on the output requirements. Starting around $12,500 for a real HF all band 3CX,6000A7 you won't find any flaws in these units. At least you can still buy something big, built well in the USA. As a side note, they will not knowingly build one for 11 meter CB use......since Prime
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The 3CX3000A7 can absolutely produce over 10 KW PEP. Eimac's power ratings are very conservative and are not under ideal conditions. If you disregard the maximum plate voltage you can easily obtain more power for ICS duty. The fact you can't find a well built commercial unit running the tube at 10 KW does not indicate the tube won't produce the power at the cost of tube life.
Unfortunately in this world there is so much smoke and mirrors shows presented for one to sell a product I personally would stay with my Ameritrons Heathkit ETC but these are a different purpose amplifier hf bands and filtering I wouldnt even mind a nice Alpha oneday.
Something must have happen or some B.S. stirred somewhere between these 2 fellas. But to use some guys call sign to sell an ilegal amplifier is reallygetting desperate and not a smart idea. That would be like me when selling one of our sportscars saying yeah this belong to Dale junior and was tuned by his mechanic for maximum performance.
All in all I actually get a good chuckle out of some of the amplifiers built and what the manufactures or builders claims are we learn alot of these formulas for figuring amp draw power ETC before were licensed operators or while we are studying to be one not saying this builder in question is way off on output capabilities but the construction would be where your end result is.
I would like a bird meter and passed a few up at good deals I just get mixed feelings and responses from people on the meters if you have one you use Ide like to call you and ask you a few questions before I purchase one if you dont mind?
120 volts times 15 amps is 1800 watts of INPUT power. Figure 50% eff and you have 900 watts OUTPUT as a max before popping a breaker. You might get a bit more on SSB with voice peaks but not much. The big problem is line voltage sagging. Big power needs 220 volts.
I particularly like the fact that he points out that the WWW is not as anonymous as most people think.
Every time you are out there on the mighty and magnificent WWW, you leave an electronic signature, electronic finger prints and electronic foot prints all over the place.