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Subject: Re: [Amps] Push pull amps
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Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2020 23:34:49 +0200 (CEST)
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Easier cross-neutralisation has been mentioned, but another major argument for 
especially at higher frequencies, is that it becomes easier to get the proper 
L/C ratio
as the circuit tuning and stray capacitances essentially are in series.


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I think the main reason they liked putting triode amplifiers in 
push-pull was to simplify the neutralization. Of course it is possible 
to neutralize single-ended amps with a bridge circuit or to use 
inductive neutralization, but I think it's easier to obtain complete 
neutralization with a push-pull circuit.

The change came about with the popularity of tetrodes which are easy to 
neutralize in single-ended configuration, the popularity of pi-network 
output circuits, and the desire to get away from plug-in coils (think 
about bandswitching a balanced tank circuit). Also, TVI shielding was 
difficult with plug-in coils.

I think probably the change happened after WWII, when surplus coax 
became available. Shielded, single-ended circuits with pi-networks 
running into coax-fed antennas became the hot setup.

Victor, 4X6GP
Rehovot, Israel
Formerly K2VCO
CWops no. 5
On 01/08/2020 20:02, Tom Osborne Sr. wrote:
> I recently purchased some QST's from '47, 49, and 50.  I notice a lot of
> transmitters and amps back then used 2 tubes in push-pull circuits, instead
> of parallel, like we mostly do now.
> What was the idea behind push pull compared to parallel, and when did the
> change take place?  Thanks and 73
> Tom W7WHY
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