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Subject: [Amps] HD HF amplifier recommendations
From: Donald Fox <>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 18:07:31 -0800 (PST)
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Et al:

I wanted to throw into the mix what came into my mind as I have followed this 

Since we have not defined any parameters (that I have seen) regarding price, 
age, or portability, I submit the following.

If memory serves correctly, are not the Alpha 87A and 9500 rated along with the 
Henry Classic Export consoles (2KX, 3KX, 5K) all continuous duty at full rated 

While I realize the bar has been set at 1500 watts, most of us can recall those 
great QST ads of the 70's and 80's with the older generation Alpha with a 
"brick on the key" at 1KW out.

If 160 meters coverage is an issue, that would narrow the field quite a bit.

As mentioned, the Commander line of amps with a pair of 3cx800's or the 
Ameritron AL-1500 with its 8877 certainly have more than enough "bottle" to get 
the job done. Whether the power supply is up to 1500 watts keydown ad nauseum 
is the question.

If cost is not a concern, names like Emtron come to mind.

I'll go back to the lurk mode, and see what comments if any I have drawn out 
with my thoughts.

                              Don N8ECH

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