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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Two radios - one amp
From: 00tlzivney@bsuvc.bsu.edu (00tlzivney@bsuvc.bsu.edu)
Date: Mon Jan 15 13:55:18 2001
The review of the ICOM IC-PW1 amp in the February 2001 QST mentions that
it has inputs for two radios.  However, no mention is made about the
practicality of using one amp in SO2R.  In particular, can it, or the
Alpha 87A / ACOM switch bands fast enough so that it is practical to
only have one amp?  When you hit F2 or whatever to dump your call in
on the second radio, is there a noticable lag ( more than a few milliseconds,
one might think would be a challenge) in RF coming out as a result of\
the band change?

What experience is there with using one (expensive) amp in place of two
less expensive amps?

Terry Zivney, N4TZ/9

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