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
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
> 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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