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[Amps] bangs in 3cx800

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Subject: [Amps] bangs in 3cx800
From: (Paul Christensen)
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 15:24:38 -0400
> > My ACOM 1000 manual certainly says no such thing ... nor does the amp
> > any noises at all.

Except perhaps on the air?  Rated third-order IMD of the ACOM 1000 is
only -35 dB below rated output.  I suspect real-world performance from this
tetrode-based amp without a tuned input may be worse than stated.

I owned the ACOM 2000A and it was a great amp until I began receiving
splattering reports.  I confirmed the performance of the exciter(s), and it
was definitely the amp.  Going back to my old triode-based amps fixed the

Paul, W9AC

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