The centurion is ready to transmitt (if already tuned up) in a few seconds
from cold, probably 10 seconds or less.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee Crocker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 7:00 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Centurian 422 vs Titan III
> Is the Centurian essentially instant on? I have an
> AL-80B and a AL-1500. I tend to almost exclusively
> use the 80B because I can just set the load and tune,
> flip on the amp and in about ten seconds be
> transmitting. Also I REALLY like the quietness of the
> 80B compared to the external anode tube. I've had
> both for over ten years and both have the same tube as
> when new.
> How does the Centurian stack up on the "instant on"
> issue and how quiet is it? For me quiet operation and
> ease of operation trumps tubes that last 30 years.
> Lee W9OY
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