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bschmeltz

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I am thinking about getting the magnum s-3 350. What size power supply will i need to run it as a base station.
 

bschmeltz

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It comes with a 350-400 watt amp built in the radio. I was also thinking about the Galaxy DX 98VHP with also has a amp built in but its only a 200 watt built in amp.
 

M0GVZ

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It'll need one hell of a big one. My Kenwood TS480 running 200W draws 41A.

In regards to the difference between the 350W of the Magnum and the 200W of the Galaxy, it is half a S point to the receiving station. You have to decide whether all the cost and hassle of the extra power is worth it as you could be looking at replacing/redoing absolutely everything except the antenna. If there's any weaknesses at all especially in the antenna install, 350W will show it up.
 

M0GVZ

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Yes. It draws 45A. With the money you've saved not having to buy a humongous PSU for the Magnum and not having to replace all your coax, buy a beam :D
 

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