My LK-500ZC did those numbers in one contest weekend and did it for 10+
years SSB/CW, ARRL/CQ, DX/WPX, plus heavy DXing on a regular basis. For the
next 14 years it wasnt used much since I lost interest in contesting and DX
got boring so it was used only for a new one and some ragchews and a lot as
an AM linear.
It still has the original 1986 Eimac 3-500Z's likely since it was
deliberately drive limited to 1200W PEP
I also have a MLA-2500 with original tubes as well as a 76PA at the 2nd
station and neither showing any sign of weakness. They run at 1000 and
All run into fairly high VSWR on some bands and I dont own a tuner, I
modified the amps instead.
When SS becomes that reliable and versatile I might get interested but since
I have spare tubes for all I might reach room temperature first.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marten - VE2WU" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2012 9:08 PM
Subject: [Amps] Dishtronixs DX2400L1
>I have been using a Dishtronix 2400L1 solid state amp for 2 years on
> high speeds CW hour after hour at 1.5 KW output. Worked over 3000 CW
> qso's on 20 meters using this PA. Great support. US made.
> *73 de Marten - VE2WU *
> Celebrating over 56 Years in Ham Radio
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