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Re: [Amps] exciter overshoot

Subject: Re: [Amps] exciter overshoot
From: Steve Thompson <>
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2006 16:05:17 +0100
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Peter Chadwick wrote:
> Exciter overshoot has been mentioned a lot here in the past. I seem to 
> remember that full power spikes are not uncommon because of the use of ALC 
> loops for power setting, and some rigs are worse than others. If I recall 
> correctly, Tom, W8JI, did a number of measurements. Personally, I always feel 
> a bit uncomfortable with ALC operating - it tends to be shutting the stable 
> door after the horse has gone.
And the effects are more dramatic if the amplifier has a slow aerial c/o 

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