I have a Drake TV-3300-LP that went south while operating 40 meters with my
8877 AMP running 1400 watts out. Reading the filter its 1000 W Max which I
assume is input not output. The coil in the filter melted at one end and
now rattles around inside the filter.
I also remember a B&W 1KW LP filter that arced over inside back in the late
60'S. I had been using it with a single 4-400A amp at about 800 to 1000W
and the first transmission with a then new NCL-2000
amp cooked it. Turns out they used this black plastic
as an insulator. I doubled the plastic and it still works
fine with my 500 watt spare amp.
Marshall Emm at Morse-X/Milestone Technologies bought AMECO two years ago
and might be able to
answer questions on the AMECO filter. HE has a web page for MOrse-X. I
suspect its of the same design as the B&W and the Drake and designed for
the old KW input limit.
I do agree with K1TTT that they are probably not needed much today but they
sure make you feel more comfortable especially on 15, 12, and 10.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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