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Re: [Amps] Solid State Amps-v- Tube Amps

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Subject: Re: [Amps] Solid State Amps-v- Tube Amps
From: Richard Solomon <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 19:23:43 -0700
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I have an SPE 1.3K-FA, my antennas
are verticals that are not very broad-

The Internal Antenna Tuner matches
across all the bands, band changing is
now as easy as changing bands on the

Not many antennas are ..."normal"... .

73, Dick, W1KSZ

On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 7:13 PM, Herbert Schoenbohm <> wrote:

> One thing to consider is that most solid state amps have very sensitive
> VSWR protection circuits and will not produce the full output unless there
> is no reflected power power. I have found it necessary to ad an LDG AT-1000
> Pro Auto Tuner so I do not have to keep resetting the VSWR overload
> circuit.  In short Solid State Amps are very convenient and with switching
> supplies are relatively small.  However none I have used so far will do
> their rated power under normal circumstances.
> Herb, KV4FZ
> On 6/18/2017 8:59 PM, Bill Ashby wrote:
>> I currently have an Ameritron AL-80A Amp which has 1 Tube, and I'm
>> Considering a Solid State Amp.
>> I'd like to get some Consparion Information to see if it would make a
>> Difference in performance.
>> Any information would be Greatly Appreciated!
>> Thanks for your Help!
>> Bill
>> N6FFC
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