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Re: [Amps] AL1200 on AM - max carrier?

Subject: Re: [Amps] AL1200 on AM - max carrier?
From: "Gary Smith" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:05:27 -0400
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One thing for sure, run it at the CW 
setting, use the lower KV setting and you 
will run far cooler for a given KW out.


> I want to run my AL-1200 on AM for a short stint (2 hours operating 
> time, 50% overall duty cycle). I have tested it at about 225 watts 
> carrier output, and with moderately high duty cycle transmissions (known 
> in the AM crowd as 'Old Buzzarding'), it gets quite hot.
> What is the max recommended AM carrier power for long-winded transmissions?
> Also, I'm assuming it should be tuned up for proper operation at double 
> the carrier power.
>   I searched the list finding no real answers.
> Thanks,
> Tony, K1KP

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