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[Amps] Boat Anchor

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Subject: [Amps] Boat Anchor
From: Joseph DiPietro" < (Joseph DiPietro)
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 16:21:59 -0400
The wire is in the process of being replaced--which is why it is dangling.

Tuned input?  OK, what if I left my AT-150 auto-antenna tuner between the HF
rig and the input to the amp?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <>
To: "Joseph DiPietro" <>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Amps] Boat Anchor

> At 03:50 PM 8/23/02 -0400, you wrote:
> >Pictures of the boat anchor are at
> >there are two of each shot, one 'thumbnail' and one full-size.
> >
> Joe, the thing that jumped at me in the pictures, aside from the dangling
> wire in the underchassis view, was the absence of any input tuned
> circuitry.  This is generally held to be bad news for solid-state
> transceivers, which tend to see very odd SWRs and shut themselves down, or
> produce bad IM distortion, or both.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> Sometimes a tower is just a tower

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