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[CQ-Contest] Re: So much for the "California Kilowatt"?

Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: So much for the "California Kilowatt"?
From: sm2ekm@telia.com (Jan Erik Holm)
Date: Sun May 19 16:52:44 2002
Here we go again, why get on the Italians back, they are no worse
then others, no worse then Americans, Swedes or what ever.
How much power an amplifier can run compared to the power limit
of the country it´s manufactured in is of no relevance.
Ron, why don´t you talk about the Henry 8K? Becourse it´s US
made I guess. With 400 in it will put out around 7K also.
Now on the California KW, I have lernt that a Cal KW was a
dual 4-1000A amp and there was lots of W6 guys runing those
boxes back in the fifties and sixties, these days guys run 4CX5000
or 10000 instead, 4-1000A are getting outdated.

73 Jim SM2EKM

Ron Notarius WN3VAW wrote:

>Just got back from Hamvention, and I just had to share this one:
>But first, a trick question:  What's the legal maximum output power in Italy
>at present?  (It's a rhetorical question, you don't have to answer it right
>Friday afternoon, I was sitting in the Ice Arena behind AES talking to
>another DX'er/Contester when a gentleman came up to us passing out flyers.
>The flyers were advertising an HF amplifier built in Italy by an Italian ham
>(I am deliberately not mentioning calls or such, incidently).  The amp is
>claimed to be built by someone with "decades of experience" with commercial,
>military, and amateur amplifiers.
>But let's cut to the chase:
>Output power:  For 100 Watts drive, 3.5 kW Out.  Or if you prefer to run
>QRO, for 400 Watts drive, 7 kW Out.  (OK, in all fairness, it does say the
>ham version is "1.5 kW (limited)" but still...)
>I guess all of us who've been concerned about "California Kilowatts" over
>the years now know where they come from!
>73, ron wn3vaw
>"You are a fluke of the Universe
>You have no right to be here
>And whether you can hear it or not,
>The Universe is laughing behind your back"
>-- National Lampoon's Deteriorata
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