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1. [Amps] LK500 Question from New Subscriber (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 13:10:26 -0500
Hi Folks: I am a long time reader of the Amps archives, and finally decided to subscribe. The amount of expertise available on this list is phenomenal, and several of you have helped me over the year
/archives//html/Amps/2009-04/msg00383.html (9,164 bytes)

2. Re: [Amps] LK500 Question from New Subscriber (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 21:09:14 -0500
Thanks to all who have responded so far to my query about the noisy LK500 fan and the cooling requirements for the tubes with transverse airflow. In case you think I am just sensitive to loud blower
/archives//html/Amps/2009-04/msg00390.html (8,396 bytes)

3. [Amps] FW: WD-40 Is Not.... (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 16:52:43 -0600
Gerald, K5GW asks: I don't know about snake oil, but can tell you something that makes snakes mad. They don't like paint from an aerosol can. Back in the mid 1970's I lived in a hillside house that w
/archives//html/Amps/2010-03/msg00096.html (10,143 bytes)

4. Re: [Amps] WD-40, snaked, vermin and puddytats (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 09:49:09 -0600
I was raised to think the only good snake was a dead one. Many years ago, I got over the notion and don't bother them now unless one is poison and invades the area where my toy poodle plays outside.
/archives//html/Amps/2010-03/msg00111.html (9,709 bytes)

5. [Amps] AL82 to 10 Meters (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 13:11:09 -0500
What steps are necessary to put an AL82/1200/1500 on 10 meters? Do I need to call Ameritron for this info, or does someone on this list have it? Thanks in advance. 73 Charlie N8RR ___________________
/archives//html/Amps/2010-03/msg00662.html (6,972 bytes)

6. Re: [Amps] AL82 to 10 Meters (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 14:28:18 -0500
Thanks to WA6FGI for the PDF, and to everyone else for the info. Seems too simple to be acceptable to the FCC, but mission accomplished. 73 Charlie N8RR From: wa6fgi@sbcglobal.net To: weeksmgr@hotmai
/archives//html/Amps/2010-03/msg00668.html (8,169 bytes)

7. [Amps] Alpha 77DX (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 23:18:08 -0500
I have purchased a one owner Alpha 77DX, from the estate of a recent SK. This amp had little use, and to the best of my knowledge was not used at all since about 1981/83. The original invoice (1977)
/archives//html/Amps/2010-05/msg00413.html (8,335 bytes)

8. [Amps] Bird 43 Set (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 11:05:07 -0500
A young non-ham friend recently received as a gift several radio related items from a ham, who is a recent SK. I am trying to help him get fair value for these items. He has a standard Bird 43 and le
/archives//html/Amps/2010-05/msg00432.html (7,872 bytes)

9. Re: [Amps] Alpha 77DX (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 18:07:55 -0500
Regarding my Alpha 77DX questions and issues: I have made arrangements to purchase a set of new or like new side and top panels, along with a good used Alpha 77DX front panel, from a list member. Reg
/archives//html/Amps/2010-06/msg00009.html (7,835 bytes)

10. Re: [Amps] Nice homebrew 8877 (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 09:26:51 -0500
I agree. Last fall, a similar opportunity was presented to me. Zach Reynolds W4TXL SK was the grandson of RJ Reynolds, and had several custom built amplifiers in his station. After Zach's passing in
/archives//html/Amps/2010-06/msg00211.html (8,529 bytes)

11. Re: [Amps] 3-1000 Amplifiers (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 16:01:09 -0500
I have a 3-1000z out of a Harris RF-103. The tube had full output when the amp was last energized sometime in the late 1990's. In 2001, Tropical Storm Allison flooded Houston and a strip of land near
/archives//html/Amps/2011-05/msg00036.html (9,499 bytes)

12. Re: [Amps] 3-1000 Amplifiers (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 07:57:58 -0500
I would expect the tube to be fine after drying it off. However, water in this RF-103 only submerged components in the bottom of the unit, including the plate transformer. The survivor 3-1000z is on
/archives//html/Amps/2011-05/msg00045.html (10,600 bytes)

13. Re: [Amps] Different amp recommendations (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 15:35:50 -0600
I have two AL-82 amplifiers, plus an Alpha 77DX, an AL-1500 and an assortment of other amplifiers. The one I use 90% of the time is the AL-82, precisely because it takes a licking and keeps on tickin
/archives//html/Amps/2012-02/msg00050.html (10,543 bytes)

14. Re: [Amps] Different amp recommendations (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 19:33:37 -0600
Hi Rob: The point of my post was not to dispute your points. Sorry if that seemed to be the case. If the goal is to put 1.5 KW key down for 30 minutes into a dummy load to prove how robust one's ampl
/archives//html/Amps/2012-02/msg00053.html (13,335 bytes)

15. Re: [Amps] HD HF amplifier recommendations (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 23:37:13 -0600
Don N8ECH said: > While I realize the bar has been set at 1500 watts, most of us can recall those great QST ads of the 70's and 80's with the older generation Alpha with a "brick on the key" at 1KW o
/archives//html/Amps/2012-02/msg00066.html (12,996 bytes)

16. Re: [Amps] amp supply lk500 za (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 07:43:27 -0600
Just make sure the replacement blower makes enough air to keep the tube socket filament pins cool. I picked up an LK500Z at an estate sale. It came with several 3-500 tubes which had desoldered fila
/archives//html/Amps/2012-02/msg00217.html (8,344 bytes)

17. Re: [Amps] April QST article on RF power tube test stand (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 09:54:01 -0500
I have used my AL-1500 and AL-82 many times to test 8877 and 3-500 tubes of unknown condition. With the primary connections on the plate transformer being push on spade lugs, it is simple to unplug i
/archives//html/Amps/2012-03/msg00202.html (8,656 bytes)

18. Re: [Amps] A76pa glitch on warm up (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 07:14:32 -0500
Jeff, hopefully you won't find the problem I had on a friend's Alpha 91b. I suspect this problem is rare, but might be worth noting. These amps share a power transformer design which uses multiple wi
/archives//html/Amps/2012-05/msg00050.html (11,080 bytes)

19. Re: [Amps] The cost of amplifiers, radios (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:46:36 +0000
My converted SB220 for 6 meters has more power output than it ever did in the stock configuration with the same tubes, 1300/1400 watts if pushed. I don't run it there, typically use it at 1KW output.
/archives//html/Amps/2016-12/msg00146.html (13,063 bytes)

20. [Amps] Alpha 87A Fault 17 (score: 1)
Author: Charlie Young <weeksmgr@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 03:40:29 +0000
Hello friends, I am in need of some info and/or suggestions regarding a fault 17 problem. I am helping a friend restore his 87A to operation after he changed the blower. Immediately prior to the blow
/archives//html/Amps/2016-12/msg00535.html (10,990 bytes)


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