You might look at the following after understanding the amp fully.......
Removing the grounded grid circuitry and just grounding the grids. After all,
it is a grounded grid amp.
Re-engineer the bias circuit for today's rigs and get rid of the 130 volts.
(It was good with the old SB line and others, but I would like something with
a lower voltage DC switch) I did not get to that before I sold mine off.
Learn how to load it properly so you do not get arcing in the Pi-Net circuit.
The SB220 is a great amp and quite stable as everyone has stated. The 3-500Zs
last a long time because you are not hitting them hard. Life oft he tunes in
the 220 should be 10 years or more unless you mis-used the amp.
I've always felt the 220 could use better shielding or something. Mine was
always a TVI generator for some reason. I don't know if it was something I was
doing wrong....bad TVs in the area....but it would generate a lot of TVI. My
Ameritron doesn't seem to do that.
Otherwise, the SB-220 can be very good amp if treated right. The engineers at
Heathkit did some remarkable things with that amp that made it affordable to
Lee - K0WA
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have any Common Sense - get some Common Sense and use it. If you can't find
any Common Sense, ask for help from somebody who has some Common Sense. Is
Common Sense divine?
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