[AMPS] Re: 8k ultra/ "tuned input"

Steve Katz stevek@jmr.com
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 15:18:21 -0700

I understand the misnomer, Jim.  I see it used all the time, but I cringe
when I think my amplifier might be putting out DC.  The RF hazards to the
neighborhood are bad enough, but if I add a few kilovolts DC to the
antennas, somebody might really get hurt...


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Henry Kissinger

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jim Reid [SMTP:jimr.reid@verizon.net]
> Sent:	Thursday, October 18, 2001 3:21 PM
> To:	Steve Katz; 2; Jim Thomson; w8ji@akorn.net; AMPS; Phil Clements
> Subject:	Re: [AMPS] Re: 8k ultra/  "tuned  input"
> > >  8K - 5000 watts PEP or 2500 watts DC nominal
> > [Steve Katz]  Holy cow!  1500W DC?  2500W DC?  Is that, like, 2500V
> > at 1Adc?  Or 25,000V at 100 mA?  Wonder how they measure it??
> I believe what they are spec'ing with the "2500 watts DC"  is
> continuous duty cycle,  or constant CW key down power
> out,  all day.  Not  the same as CCS,  which
> means Continuous Commercial Service.  I believe that
> at some overseas SW broadcast stations which use this amp,
> they are running CCS at 4 to 5 kW out all day on
> either SSB or AM,  but not positive.
> 73,  Jim  KH7M

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