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

Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: So much for the "California Kilowatt"?
From: w2up@mindspring.com (Barry )
Date: Sun May 19 23:00:02 2002
Let's be real, Dan. I do RTTY contesting. I've run an Alpha 77Dx (one 
tube) 1500W all weekend and it barely got warm. I've run an Acom 
2000A 1500W all weekend and it barely got warm. Both of these amps 
will push 2KW, but that's about it. I've never had either break down. Any 
more "reserve" is for other reasons.
BTW, I did see a Lamborghini on I-95 today. I passed him in my Toyota 
SUV :.)
Barry W2UP

On 18 May 2002 Dan Robbins wrote:

> The complaint is that this guy is offering big amps for sale.  So what?
> Which is better, running a 1500 watt max amp at full bore for 48 hours in a
> contest or running a 3000 watt max amp at half power for 48 hours?  I know 
> which
> one I would choose in the interest of reliability and longevity.
> Pssst, I hear some car dealers are actually advertising automobiles that will
> greatly exceed the speed limits....
> Dan KL7Y
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Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up@mindspring.com
Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

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