Broadcast is really the wrong comparison for all the reasons that Jim gives
does the military handle this in applications that require power and frequency
While they don't have our cost and device lifetime constraints, their needs and
still feel closer to ours than either one is to commercial broadcast
I believe that solid-state will eventually replace tubes even in amateur apps,
but for all these
reasons I don't think it's coming soon. I am not seeing a solid-state amp
anywhere on the horizon
that provides the output power, overall performance, and price of a single-tube
in a solid state amp. If I've overlooked one, show me.
Jim Thomson <email@example.com> wrote:
> can it all be made to work, sure, but its not as simple as folks are trying
> to make out.
> An FM broadcast TX only requires a single LP filter, and the LP filter does
> not require any
> switching scheme. The FM broadcast TX doesnt even require a TR relay,
> since its on
> TX. Nor does the FM broadcast TX require an automatic ant tuner..nor does it
> need to be
> linear, imd is a non issue.
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