40 watts is all I need to drive my Ameritron amp to
full power. I think the Ten Tec amps take more input
power by design.
--- Duane A Calvin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 50-75W input! Yikes! You must be describing a
> grounded grid 3-500Z amp,
> because my Alpha 99 would be "tuning up" at about 3
> KW, I think, with
> that much input power!
> 73, Duane
> On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 08:22:12 -0800 (PST) "James C.
> Owen, III"
> <email@example.com> writes:
> > Hi John,
> > You don't need an ALC line from any linear when
> using a
> > ten-tec transceiver. Since the ALC adjustment on
> the TT sets the
> > maximum power that the transceiver will transmitt.
> Just tune up
> > the linear as normal with maybe 50-75 watts and
> then adjust the
> > ALC adjustment until the power output goes to
> maximum and leave
> > it there. At that point the linear has all the
> drive it needs and
> > the transceiver won't transmitt at a higher
> > 73 Jim K4CGY
> > --- John Nason / NA9U <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > Speaking of amps, I never found a way to feed
> the ALC
> > > line back from the amp to the O2. Is this
> > > on the O2? Do I keep missing it in the manual?
> > >
> > > 73,
> > > John NA9U
> > >
> > >
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