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Subject: [Amps] Power from Pair of Eimac 4 x 150 a / 7034?
From: "Jim Thomson" <>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 20:52:09 -0800
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Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:34:58 -0500
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Subject: [Amps] Power from Pair of Eimac 4 x 150 a / 7034?

What is the probable output of an amp using
a pair of Eimac 4 x 150 a / 7034  tubes on 6M?

Nevils, Georgia USA

##  1000-1200w pep out on 6m.   But why mess with a FOUR tube
amp for 6m..or any other band  ?   Then toss in the regulated
screen supply etc.   Then you will also require FOUR sockets,
FOUR chimneys, FOUR anode connectors etc, etc, etc. 
Then try and figure out why the plate current doesn’t divide equally
amongst the FOUR tubes.   Then when one of the FOUR tubes goes screwy
on you, and the amp gives you grief, then you gotta figure out which of the
FOUR tubes it is.   If you do embark on this project,  you have to make sure
you have FOUR known good, full output tubes....and plenty of good spare tubes. 

##  IMO, this is a classic case of where a single 8877  would kill about 6 birds
with one stone.   A new chinese  8877 would do the trick, dead simple, no 
screen supply
to mess with, superb imd, and an easy 2kw  output... + 1500w CCS anode diss.   
1 socket/chimney / anode connector required.   Easy to trbl shoot, it either 
works, or it doesn’t. 
The 8877  will last one helluva long time, if you look after it with the 
appropriate grid 
over current protection, high swr protection etc. 

##  what appears to be a low cost 6m amp, with surplus 4X-150A tubes will turn 
out to be
tedious process in the  end.  Why complicate it ? 

Jim  VE7RF  

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