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[Amps] Why does power output increase?

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Subject: [Amps] Why does power output increase?
From: Rob Atkinson <>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2022 05:43:05 -0500
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Could be one or more things.  Component in input network of amp
heating and changing value.  Component in output (fixed value loading
padder cap) heating up and changing value.  Something in the antenna
system heating up and changing value.  This includes:  Low pass
filter, watt meter, traps, baluns, ununs, anything with a capacitor
other than air or vacuum dielectric or inductor with an iron or
ferrite core.   A tuned circuit is changing somewhere over
transmission time.  Any cheap ham gear in the RF path is suspect.  The
Matchbox is probably okay unless it has been modified with some part
not up to the job.   Does this happen on one particular band or all
bands.    Run the amp into a DL that is a decent DL like a Bird
capable of handling over 1 KW for a 30 minute xmission and see if it
still increases power.   Just the exciter right into the amp and from
that to the DL.   Depending on what happens that should eliminate some

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