>I have been thinking about buying a new amplifier for the shack. I have
>been looking at several amplifiers which use the 3-500s, and finding out
>as much as possible about them ie reading reveiws etc.
>Quite a number of my local friends suggested I looked at the tl 922 and I
>have been trying to get any reviews on the amplifier but no luck. Some
>time ago I did notice 2 reviews in the back issues of QST, and followed
>the instructions on the ARRL web page to get copies sent to me but as yet
>nothing has arrived here.
>I was wandering would anyone have a copy of these articles I could read,
>the isssues in question are
>Sept 1980 and July 1992.
As I recall, Rus Healy et al's July-1992 review stated that the TL-922
design is somewhat dated. Surely this is the case. However, I believe
the 922 is potentially a trouble-free, competent amplifier -- provided a
few circuit improvements are made. There is an article on my Web site
about these improvements.
>Also any users of 922s I would really appreciate any reports also. I do
>operate on 12m and 17m a lot is there any problems tuning here.
The input swr is c. 2.5:1 on 12m and 17m unless the tuned inputs for 10m
and 15m are mistuned. However, by using an antenna tuner, one can make
- later, Glenn
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