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Subject: Re: [Amps] Alpha
From: Jim Brown <>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2017 16:39:00 -0700
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On 10/3/2017 2:27 PM, Richard Solomon wrote:
ps: I usually buy a new radio every
6 or 7 years and a new Amp every 10.

Some of us can afford to do that. It took me 60 years in ham radio to be able afford a USED 87A. Before that, it was USED Ten Tec Titans.

The virtues of the 87A for my application are PIN diode QSK, auto-recall of tunings, and auto-retune (AlphaMax). Last I looked, current production Alpha products use vacuum relays, which are unacceptable to me because they wear out pretty fast when used for serious QSK contesting. That's why I replaced the Titans, which also use vacuum relays.

73, Jim K9YC

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