[AMPS] Conjugate Matching In Class B and C Amplifiers

Tom Rauch W8JI@contesting.com
Sun, 13 May 2001 10:15:15 -0400

> It's interesting to note (and rightfully so) that space has been given
> to Walt in a League publication.  Could they possibly believe there
> may be some truth in what he's been advocating all along?
> -Paul, W9AC

Walt isn't advocating anything that hasn't been described for many 
years in many texts.

Walt isn't the one who came up with the idea or description of a 
conjugate match.

The problem occurs because someone took the Thevenin model 
and used it outside of the limits of the model to describe silly 
things like source efficiency.

Then they messed the whole thing up further by separating the 
Thevenin model and Norton model into two different PA's...saying 
one PA acts like a Thevenin model and one like a Norton model.

If you look at the descriptions of these generator models, you will 
see they are 100% interchangeable and never intended to describe 
anything more than energy transfer. The models can't be used to 
determine efficiency in non-linear parts of the system, the 
theorems themselves state that.
73, Tom W8JI

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