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Re: [Amps] Amplifier Vs Plate Modulated

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Subject: Re: [Amps] Amplifier Vs Plate Modulated
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 10:40:05 -0800
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On Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:34:01 -0600, Gary wrote:

>With AM at 375 watts carrier out and no modulation, the efficiency of that
>amp will be around 30%. That requires the input power to be 1250 watts. That
>leaves 875 watts of plate dissipation with no modulation present.


And this is one reason why AM has become mostly a curiosity.  :-)

73, Bill W6WRT
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