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Re: [Amps] Solid state Vs Tube QRO

To: "Phil & Debbie Salas" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Solid state Vs Tube QRO
From: "Roger" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 03:56:56 -0400
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> You might also consider the SPE 1K-FA amp available from Array Solutions. 
> I
> got to play with one for a couple of weeks, and it is pretty nice.  It
> includes an internal auto-tuner and a 4-port antenna switch.  You can
> connect it to two transceivers and it will picl the transceiver that is

The SPE K1-FA appears to be a bit more versatile with the multiple inputs 
and auto switched outputs and it appears to have good specs with about the 
same or a tad more output than the HL-1.5KFX, but the Tokyo amp appears to 
have a much more professional look to the construction. Add to that the 
price of the auto tuner which is built into the SPE K1FA and the HL-1.5KFX 
comes out a bit more expensive although only by about $200 USD.  It also 
appears the SPE amp is a bit more automated and depends less on the controls 
of the transmitter for auto band switching and antenna selection. Neither 
have much of a range for the auto tuning and I'd still need my old tuner for 
at least 160 and probably for all of the antennas on 75 as well.

If it wasn't for the mechanical appearance the SPE amp would be a hands down 
choice, but I tend to link the finish with the thought that went into the 
design of the amp.

Thanks for the link and information.


Roger (K8RI)
> keyed and switch it to the antenna you've specified for this transceiver.
> It also has a sort of SO2R capability.  I put a review of this amp on my
> website at <> .
> Phil - AD5X
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