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[TenTec] Centaur

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Subject: [TenTec] Centaur
From: aa4nn@juno.com (Joe L Blackwell)
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 16:38:56 -0500
You need to put some watts in to get watts out.  Nowhere have I seen what
been the amount of drive applied to get, say, 400w out.  Centaur is a
600W amp.
Joe, aa4nnn

On Thu, 21 Feb 2002 12:04:28 -0600 "Paul DeWitte K9OT" <k9ot@mhtc.net>
> I would like to thank all who responded to my inquiry  about low output
> the Centaur. By exceeding their recomendations of 550 mills plate
current I
> have got around 500w out. I think almost 600 on one band. This is not
my amp
> but the person that bought it is not very happy with the results (400w
> and not 600W) as the book says. This does not speak very well for Ten
Tec in
> my opinion. I had thought about buying a Centurian because I want  the
> 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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