Actually they are pretty close in their specs. If you figure that the amp
runs 60% efficiency on SSB and 30% carrier efficiency on AM then things work
1000 watts carrier INPUT should give around 300 watts carrier output. 4x 300
= 1200 watts PEP output for AM. 1200 watts PEP output at 60% efficiency =
2000 watts PEP input.
The trick with a linear on AM is that the efficiency increases with
modulation so it does not have to handle 4x the carrier input power on
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> Subject: Re: [Amps] Looking to purchase a good 6 meter amplifier
> I just looked at the specifications for the Swan Mark VI which had a pair
> of 4-400Z tubes originally.
> Oddly enough it states that I operate at 1000 watts continuous DC plate
> input power on CW, RTTY and AM.
> 1000 watts AM is 4000 watts PEP plate input power, far beyond the 2000
> watts PEP plate input power that it state for SSB. Did they figure the 6
> meter band was wide enough that all that splatter would not matter?
> Bill wa4lav
> At 03:09 PM 7/30/2007 -0400, PJPilot@aol.com wrote:
> >Would like to buy a good 6 meter amplifier that could handle 40 watts of
> >drive and give me about 350 watts of AM carrier power. ie: Henry 2006, or
> >a Swan
> >Mark 6, or a TEMPO 6&2, Commander 1200, or an Acom1000.
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