[AMPS] Outstanding historical review
Thu, 04 Nov 1999 10:53:30 EST
I should say, this is an excellent historical review. I believe, also, we
may see a return of the term '807' as those of us with 30 year old vehicles
finally give in and purchase new front wheel drive cookie-cutter cars and go
to change that first alternator belt....
>From: "Lamb" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "Fred Fliss" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [AMPS] Whither the 807?
>Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 05:51:36 -0800
>807's were drunk when hams built their own rigs. It paralleled the growth
>of television. After work at the mines, the ham would come home and fire
>the home brew rig. But neighbors would complain about television
>interference. So, the ham would go down to the local tavern and sip a few.
>Neighbor hams wondered where he was, and he commented that he was sipping
>This practice declined with the proliferation of the commercial rigs, but
>then reappeared with the increase of high powered amplifiers. The reason
>for the reappearance was that parasitics were blowing up the amplifiers at
>high rate. The consumption of 807's again increased, until Richard
>Measure's article on parasitic suppression. After that, parasitics ceased
>and amateurs simply operated and had no need to go down to the local bar to
>down an 807.
>One prognosticator has predicted that with the decline of cw the
>of 807's may once again increase.
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