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Re: [Amps] IM distortion and such

To: Tom W8JI <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] IM distortion and such
From: Bill Coleman <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 20:53:45 -0400
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On Jun 26, 2006, at 6:03 AM, Tom W8JI wrote:

> The original subject was the manual of the AL80 says to load
> to 550mA and then as a final step back off drive to obtain
> 400mA. This ensures the loading is heavy enough and grid
> current is proper to handle ALC overshoots common with
> exciters. That horrified a couple people, ...

I don't know why. With just a little bit of searching, I found a  
3-500Z spec sheet that clearly shows constant current curves going as  
high as 2.2 amps! (Here:< 

So much for the claim that the 3-500Z can't pass more than 420 mA....

Besides, if it offends people, they can just tune their amps some  
other way.

I don't see what the big deal is.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail:
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