[AMPS] Outstanding historical review

Fred Fliss fredffff@hotmail.com
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" <k7fm@teleport.com>
>To: "Fred Fliss" <fredffff@hotmail.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
>some 807's.
>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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