[Amps] Alpha 76a

mikea mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Mon Sep 12 11:31:22 PDT 2011

On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 11:20:33AM -0700, ROBERT HARMON wrote:
> Charles,
> I agree 100%. The Alpha 76PAC is one of the best amps ever made, a real
> workhorse. Like a Timex watch, "takes a licking and keeps on ticking" ,
> with one caveat, as you indicated, watch the grid current.
> I run mine hard all the time (and keep a watchful eye on the grid
> current)
> Remember the "brick on the key" advertisements for these amps ? My
> favorite is the ad used in 1981 which shows the usual heading of " Key
> Down, How Long ?" and instead of the normally used brick on the key there
> is a skeleton sitting there with his hand on the key. Now thats a good
> amp ! hihihi

 Erm ... As long as he's not wearing a nametag that reads "Ross Hull". 

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Tired old sysadmin 

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