If you dont need 160 the SB-200 is an economical choice. They work fine on
12/17M also. It is not an amp for RTTY or digital modes. The price stays low
since over 10,000 were sold.
I buy around 50 a year and many still have original 60's-70's date code
tubes and put out full power. I dont think that you will ever see an
Ameritron or Alpha running that long on original tubes; they push them a lot
They have an internal jumper to switch between 120/240VAC and at around 33#
they dont collapse your desk.
You can compare them to the Ford Model A or the 64-67 Mustang. Millions
sold, almost as many are still on the road and new parts are readily
available. Not the best cars built but they did what they were built to do;
get you from Point A to Point B and back again.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Amps] SB-200 DATA
>I have been following this thread since it started, and have a question -
> What is a GOOD alternative, for this performance level, and at a
> used price?
> Even an AL-82 will run quite a bit more from what I've seen.
> Just wondered, as I've been thinking of picking up something smaller,
> to use, lighter
> and QUIETER then my Henry for regular use. Just HF use - doesn't need to
> a recommended
> 6 meter modifiable unit. I had been thinking about an SB-200, but now I'm
> given to
> understand that they have a fishy odor? I don't want THAT!
> Kevin - KC8GIA
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