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Is this Dangerous???

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by barefootindian, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. barefootindian

    barefootindian Supporting Member

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    Hi Folks, so... if I had a radio with a built in amp and dedided to run it through a seperate amp would it be dangerous?? Say for example the Omegaforce ran through to a KL 400 ran through to an antenna.Obviously everything would be turned down low going to the amp but would the amp Blow or worse again would the Omegaforce blow?? I would be very cautious about doing it but
    I'd prefare to find out here first.So Do or Don't Do???


     

  2. Beetle

    Beetle Sr. Member

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    Get the manufacturer's specifications and don't exceed them.
     
  3. n0zna

    n0zna Digital master

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    why would you want the amp?The radio does 75 wtts on ssb?Theres not much diffrence in db gain between the radio and the radio and amp....the amp will do 350 wtts input,about 180 on a real wtt meter not one of the cheap swing meters.I have 2 mtrs,one to buy with and one to sell with...like most of us...There is 1 db gain,not worth the extra money,and also dont hit that amp with over 15 pep...73 de JW
     
  4. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    So, you misrepresent items that you sell?
     
  5. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Maybe he makes honest mistakes. It is apparent he makes mistakes when talking about dB gain/loss. :whistle: The difference between 75 watts and 180 watts is a bit MORE than 3dB, not a measly 1 dB.

    On a lighter note I DO agree with N0ZNA that even with 3 dB the risk of accidentally hitting the amp with FARRRR too much drive more than outweighs the small (half an S-unit) gain achieved by using the amp.
     
  6. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    :thumbdown:
     
  7. IRock817

    IRock817 Active Member

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    Besides, if you did this you'd have to change your screenname! :thumbdown:
     
  8. psycho

    psycho Running a special on our rooms!

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    RM/KLV amps are very easy to blow up and you need to read the manual...then make the decision for yourself.
     
  9. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Sr. Member

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    If you run that radio into a KL-400...You will be needing to buy a New Amp fairly soon there after....:whistle: :D
     
  10. Zman

    Zman K9FON

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    Its because there junk and they belong in your avatar, LOL!
     
  11. n0zna

    n0zna Digital master

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    junk class c amps...good for just what they are,very low drive cheap am amps
     
  12. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

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    You can do this but you will need an amplifier that can handle the output of your radio. Here is an example of an amplifier that a local ran with his Omegaforce HP.

    The RM line of amplifiers are kinda cheap and very much low drive light duty amplifiers.

    TNT


    TNT 600hd


    Transistors 4 x 2SC2879
    Dimensions H 4 3/4' x L 11' x W 6 3/4'
    Amp Draw (maximum) 100
    Class B biasing
    SSB Delay yes
    Pre-amp yes
    Driver Required TNT 250 (optional)
    Power Output (RMS) 300 Watts
    Power Output (PEP) 625 Watts
    Driven Power (RMS) 400 Watts
    Driven Power (PEP) 1000 Watts
    install recommended with 4ga wire
    and 125a fuse. Max input carrier of
    20w or 300w max carrier from amp.
    Max peak input 240w.



    Price: $375.99
     

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