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Re: [Amps] Old Moto RF Decks

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From: John Kinney <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 18:52:52 +0000
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Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:26:30 -0500
From: "Col. Paul E. Cater" <>
Subject: [Amps] Old Moto RF Decks

I have some of the old Motorola (Micor?) RF decks. I have both the VHF & UHF 
types. The 2 meter is running a pair of the 8560A tubes. I can't recall the 
single tube in the UHF decks.

 The question being is there any market for these things now-a-days? I had 
intended to build up a PS for them eventually. But, got hooked on playing with 


Hi Paul and the group,

I have several of the single tube (high 2m band), dual tube (high 2m band), 
dual tube (6m band) RF decks.  I created a PS to power the RF decks and 
converted a couple of the single tube and dual tube units to 2 meters.  The 
dual tube units put out about 750 Watts with about 5 watts drive.  The single 
tube units will get you about 400 Watts with 3 Watts drive.  I had a UHF unit 
(single tube), but used it for spare parts to fix others.

I liked the fact that I could run 700+ watts on 2m SSB with no fan noise.  Just 
built it into a rack with the heat sinks sticking out the back...

Tubes are by far the hardest to get a hold of now, for me at least.  Maybe I'm 
too cheap......

John Kinney
Tempe, Arizona

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