If you look at the SteppIR "view brochure" hyperlink on their homepage,
they mention specifically (about 1/2 way through the brochure) that the
1500 Watt rating is continuous CW or SSB. They then qualify that
statement with the fact that they have only tested it for maximum of 5
minutes key down at 1500 W CW. Not sure why they cut the test short
(they don't say). Perhaps the amplifier they were using was not rated for
brick on the key duty.
73 de Mike,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Rauch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; "Rick Tavan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 7:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] SteppIR Power Handling
> > I just noticed the power handling spec for the SteppIR antenna - "2kw
> > PEP." Has anyone used it with 1.5kw CW?
> Hi Rick,
> PEP is equal to CW carrier power. That's why we can run 1500 w PEP
> SSB, or 1500 watts CW carrier.
> Unless they give a specific lower CW or RTTY rating, "2kW PEP"
> specifically means 2 kW carrier, because the envelope peak is equal
> to the steady condition (unless you have a defective radio) .
> That doesn't mean it will work of course, but that's what the numbers
> would mean.
> 73, Tom W8JI
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