[AMPS] Technical Question #1

Rich Measures measures@vc.net
Wed, 20 May 98 16:47:11 -0800

>On Wed, 20 May 1998 07:13:04 +0000 Tom Rauch
><10eesfams2mi@mass1-pop.pmm.mci.net> writes:
>>> Date:          Tue, 19 May 1998 10:43:06 -0400 (EDT)
>>> >Is this an amplifier that you personally watched first hand in a test 
>>> >setup, or are the parameters above gleaned from a second source? 
>>Unless you have details of the second hand report and are absolutely 
>>sure of the source, we have to dismiss it.
>Is that  "we" like in the royal version. Dont include me then since I do
>not dismiss others opinions so easily.
>>> Both. But the amps I witnessed were not SB-220's or had 3-500Z's.
>>> I would still prefer to stick to the SB-220 and related clones since they
>>> are so popular and the majority of readers can relate to them.   Roughly 4
>>> out of 10 SB-220's that I buy have some sort of switch damage...which is
>>> why they are for sale...cheap. In almost every case, the owners say the
>>> amp was tuned and operating perfectly fine and the switch arced for  no
>>> obvious reason. 
Sounds familiar, Carl.

>>Carl, consider the large conclusion you are leaping to here in 
>>accepting the guy's personal "opinion".  A Ham you have never worked 
>>next to, and probably never even met before, operating a  station you 
>>have never seen, and with equipment you probably aren't even aware 
>>of, tells you "I always tuned my amp correctly".

Not Invented Here syndrome.
>>It would be more productive to discuss facts, rather than opinions of 
>>unknown individuals who are judging their own equipment and skills 
>>as "nothing wrong with anything else".
>I asked a very simple question Tom that you seem unable to answer so
>instead surround it with noise.
Seems to me like ye olde smokescreen.


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