A cheaper way to get into the K3 bandwagon is the KX-3 at $1000 and the SPE
Expert 1K-FA ATU at about $2700. which gives more RF than the Elecraft 500 watt
unit at $3000 with ATU.
Another thought is to use the SPE 1.5K-FA ATU with stupendous gain (defeated in
USA versions, so get international version) at about $4500 and have over a KW
from the KX3 as a driver. This pairing seems the unsung secret combo for KX-3
lovers, and both units are about as small as can be.
Get two 1.3K and the SPE CO-1 HF and your KX-3 station puts out over 5KW.
Wouldn't it be interesting to have the little KX-3 in your hand with so much RF
going out to the antenna.
Wonderful world, 73, Charly
> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:08:51 -0500
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> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> CC: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [Amps] ALS-1306
> I think you masde a good decision.
> Don't get me wrong...I love my Elecraft "stuff" but think when it comes down
> to it the KPA500 should have been the KPA1K. That's where the solid state
> competition is now.
> Some guys are still upset that they had both 800 and 1.5K protypes at Dayton
> and didn't build either one.
> Sooner or later the vacuum tubes will become so expensive or scarce that
> manufacturers will switch from tubes to solid state. Ameritron uses the tried
> and true MRF150. W6PQL has built one with an NXP LDMOS device. A pair of
> those with appropriate level of negative feedback for stabilty, running at
> 750W each would be a world beater. A pair of LDMOS devices cost less than a
> Chinese 8877.
> On Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:11:13 -0700
> David Cole <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Bought an ALS-1306 to replace the AL-82. Finally decided to go the way
> > of no tune...
> > Did some looking, and some thinking about use, etc., and came to the
> > conclusion that the ALS-1306 will do what I need.
> > Any quirks of the amp I should be aware of that anyone knows of?
> > --
> > Thanks and 73's,
> R. Kevin Stover
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