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What does bi-linear mean when it comes to an amplifier?

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by T23, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. T23

    T23 Active Member

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    Reason I ask is I am getting a palomer tx-100 in and I am not familar with that term, also what class is this amp, other thoughts opinions?



    Suggested drive for this amp?

    T23
     
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  2. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin Staff Member

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    It means it has a built in Pre Amp.
    When turned on it increases the gain of the signal when receiving, or another way to say it is, it boost`s the signal coming into your radio when you are listening.
    As for what class of Amp it is, that depends.....there are so many copy cat amps that have a Palomar name stuck on them the build vary `s from unit to unit.
    If it is an old TX100, they were built for low drive, about 3-4 watts or less, and my guess is a couple of MRF 454`s in it.


    73
    Jeff
     
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  3. GnG8d

    GnG8d Well-Known Member

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    A bi-linear amplifies TX and RX, but neither are linear.
     
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  4. n0zna

    n0zna W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    it means

    it is a push/pull amp.incresses the recieve and transmit.I have a pal tx150,its a nice amp.Dont run over 2 to 3 wts in on am and 6 to 8 on ssb.It will last for years.I like it alot.It is clear on rec/transmit both.I like to run my digital sports amp when i go somewhere,i run on 28am and also non 38lsb...it realy pisses the truck drivers off...hehei run a a galaxy959dx just stock 40 ch am/ssb radio and the roger beep is wicked...spaters realy good on to ch 19...hehe 73s de JW
     
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  5. GnG8d

    GnG8d Well-Known Member

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    HUH?
     
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  6. Beetle

    Beetle Well-Known Member

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    I was gonna ask that question!:confused:
     
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  7. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur Staff Member

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    The term push-pull has a whole different meaning when talking amplifiers than that. I suppose in the CB world a push-pull amp is an amp with a preamp for the receiver but in reality a push-pull amp is an amp with a pair of tubes/transistors with each of them conducting on half the RF cycle and combined at the output usually through a transformer type winding instead of simply being in parallel.


    Me too.

    Now you know Pat. ;)
     
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