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Re: [Amps] Amplifier Vs Plate Modulated

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Subject: Re: [Amps] Amplifier Vs Plate Modulated
From: Paul Baldock <>
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:55:32 -0800
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I assure you that AM is alive and well.

You might also consider that most older amps (not all) when you are not speaking on SSB have 0% efficiency, and around 300W to 400W plate dissipation.

You may have noticed that on AM many operators talk and talk and talk. You probably thought they were just long winded. But no, they are just trying to keep the efficiency up.

- Paul KW7Y

At 10:40 AM 12/2/2015, Bill Turner wrote:
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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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