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Re: [Amps] Chippewa amplifier

To: "BJ" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Chippewa amplifier
From: "Carl" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:48:25 -0400
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And the SB-1000 has a lighter duty transformer than even the AL-80A. Heath sure didnt like heavy iron in the SB years.


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Subject: Re: [Amps] Chippewa amplifier

Divide the SB-220 by two and add 160 = AL-80A/B, SB-1000.

73, k0cwo

On Mar 26, 2015, at 10:31 PM, John Lyles <> wrote:

The SB220 is considered by many to be a light to medium duty amplifier, as the cooling fan and the voltage doubler power supply cannot support operating those 3-500Z key down for significant time. I have one, but haven't seem them for $500 in a number of years.

The Chippewa, unlike the later Warrior, was overbuilt from the start, having a separate HV power supply box as big as the PA section. It also had a real blower ducted through the two 4-400A chimneys. I have one of these also.

I think the two Heathkits represent completely different design goals from the company. SB220 was an incredible deal for its capability, no doubt. If you just want RF power, and don't mind the limited duty factor, its a nice unit.


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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:35:09 -0700
From: Tom Osborne <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Chippewa amplifier

Wow - $1000??
Be much better off to get a SB-220 for half that.  73

On 3/21/2015 10:58 PM, John Lyles wrote:
On ebay, I saw a Chippewa model KL-1 without power supply, pair
4-400A, 1960:

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