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Re: [Amps] AL811H and Chinese 811As

To: gudguyham <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] AL811H and Chinese 811As
From: Jay Sturtevant <>
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 12:40:26 -0500
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Thanks for your reply and direction!

Sorry for late reply! One of our children  tested positive for Covid and
her family is quarantined. She's developed symptoms...
They live in another part of NY State.

Jay, K2ZT

On Thu, Jan 7, 2021, 4:09 PM gudguyham <> wrote:

> No problem just put them in.  There are mods suggested by W8JI the
> designer that can be fond on his website but it’s has nothing to do with
> the type of tibes.
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> <>
> On Thursday, January 7, 2021, 3:23 PM, Jay Sturtevant <>
> wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently purchased a set of finals from Ameritron/MFJ for my AL811H, but
> have not installed them yet because I have "heard" and read the newer 811A
> tubes do not have the same specs as the ones the AL811H was originally
> designd around.  My amp was new in 2008 and the tubes I'll be replacing are
> original.
> I read that in 2011 the company did modify the original design. Now, I
> believe, each of the grid resistors and  paralleled capacitors (RC) have
> been removed from the circuit. The grids now go directly to ground. There
> may have been other mods as well (??).
> There are too many postings on the internet to draw a clear conclusion as
> to whether or not I should make any modifications to my AL811H to
> accommodate the new finals.  I was told by a tech at Ameritron, "no
> modifications are necessary to accommodate new 811As, just check the 51 ohm
> grid resistors". I like that!
> I don't want to blow a new set! Thanks for your help!
> Jay, K2ZT
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