[AMPS] Re: 8k ultra/ "tuned input"
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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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Reid [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 3:21 PM
> To: Steve Katz; 2; Jim Thomson; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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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