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Re: [Amps] AL-82 VS Acom 1000

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Subject: Re: [Amps] AL-82 VS Acom 1000
From: Richard Solomon <>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:16:33 -0700
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RF is RF. I follow the
old saying ... the more they
complicate the plumbing, the
easier to plug up the toilet !!

73, Dick, w1KSZ

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 9:34 AM, Morgan Bailey, II <>

> Hello everyone
> I have a dilemma on my hands.  I currently have the opportunity to purchase
> a pre-mfj AL-82 with a Dahl transformer in pristine condition for a very
> low price.  I also have been looking at the ACOM line and I like the 1000.
> Other than the fact that there is an output difference between the amps, is
> the extra money for the Acom worth it?  The majority of my operating is cw
> contesting, and I will be driving the amp with a K3.  I like the fact that
> the Acom is QSK capable and is very quiet, but that alone isn't enough
> justification for me to spend $1200+ over the cost of the AL-82.  One of
> the attractive things about the AL-82 is that it is simple enough that I
> know I can repair almost anything that were to happen to it, and the tubes
> are cheap.  This is not the case with the Acom.  Overall I really like Acom
> better, but there is such a large price difference between the two amps
> that I'm having trouble deciding whether the extra money is worth it for
> the Acom.
> Thoughts?
> 73, Morgan, NS0R.
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