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[TenTec] Centaur

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Subject: [TenTec] Centaur
From: ve3ios@servers.ca (Jeff Peacock)
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 14:02:26 -0500
I always get 500 watts from my Centaur. I get best results when I am on the
antennas that have balanced wire feedlines such as 450 ohm ladder line. You
must use an antenna tuner for coax feedlines even if you have a 1:1 swr. The
amp is very picky about that. I never run it at 600 watts flat out only 500
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul DeWitte K9OT" <k9ot@mhtc.net>
To: <TenTec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 1:04 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Centaur

> I would like to thank all who responded to my inquiry  about low output of
> the Centaur. By exceeding their recomendations of 550 mills plate current
> have got around 500w out. I think almost 600 on one band. This is not my
> but the person that bought it is not very happy with the results (400w out
> and not 600W) as the book says. This does not speak very well for Ten Tec
> my opinion. I had thought about buying a Centurian because I want the Ten
> Tec QSK. For you Centurian owners is this the same deal of only 2/3 the
> output of advertised or does it put out 1kw on cw like they say? Thanks 73
> Paul k9ot
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