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Re: [Amps] How to read the 3-500Z spec sheet?

Subject: Re: [Amps] How to read the 3-500Z spec sheet?
From: Larry <>
Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 14:34:08 -0700
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On 23-May-10 1:56 PM, Carl wrote:
> If the average ham simply reduced the power of his ricebox to 75-80% of its
> ratings he would pick up a 3-6dB IMD improvement at least. Then he can use a
> decent amp instead of operating in GIGO mode.
> Carl
> KM1H

This only works if the amps is tuned for max carrier power and then the 
drive is reduced so that the PEP output power is 20-25% less than the 
carrier tune up power. Otherwise if the amp is tuned for the lower 
power, there isn't much difference. Doubt it? Hook up your spectrum 
analyzer and check it.

73, Larry
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