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Question about amp??

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by Kellin Cannatella, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    But to get real gain going from 250/300 watts you need to make a huge jump in out put power.
    A 4 pill ain't gonna do squat.
    Really.
    A 8 pill will get you some, but if you want to see a big difference on a s meter, and to get any of that warm fuzzy feel good you need 16.
    And almost anything that big is a class C comp box so your screwed on SSB unless you know a builder that can put a GOOD bias setup in it.
    I have seen lots of CB guys do this.
    Buy a 350
    Not happy.
    Buy a 500
    Not happy.
    Buy a 8 pill
    Meh
    Wish they had something bigger.
    If you got in the corner, mauling or bawling fever, should have bought the 16 in the first place and saved a lot of money/time.



    Cutting the internal amp off to run a amp is just a waste IMHO.

    73
    Jeff
     
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  2. Highway Man

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    200-300w swing will be great ballpark for a 16p but what about carrier( 50-60w) with the 98? turn that down and loose top end or make the radio sound horrible. Are you saying pad the box?
     
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    uff da
     
  4. Highway Man

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    wow! what a tool of a reply
     
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    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Thanks I śtrive for quality.
     
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    I wouldn't use an export radio with an amplifier that's worth very much money. No hotrod hack job mods either. Exports and a r&r comp cobra 29 gave me issues with a 2x16. The stock cobra 29 with a variable deadkey made the same pep out the back end, more average than an export and none of the rfi issues or singing output transformers.
     
  7. nomadradio

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    Yeah, when a customer asks for that mod we ask "You want the suicide switch?"

    Naturally if that's what he wants, that's what he gets.

    And the first time that switch is in the wrong position, we're less likely to get blamed for the damage. We did ask if you wanted the suicide switch.

    This customer asked for a "high side" indicator on the front of the radio. Didn't use headphones, so that's where it went. Haven't seen him back here with blown-up equipment yet.

    [​IMG]

    73
     
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    Give him time.

    73
    Jeff
     
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    Don't know but I hear Small Driver is going to retire from DC Mobile Shootouts after the Keydown in Texas later this month.
    Maybe this is the start of the end of a Toshiba world.

    73
    Jeff
     
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    T Bird vers Small Driver.
    Kilowatts in action.



    73
    Jeff
     
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    Enough RF to draw corona arcs over a foot long but not enough power to stay more than 10 feet away from the energized antennas?
     
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