[Amps] looking for assistance with MLA-2500 tank circuit rework

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Sat Jan 5 17:13:57 EST 2013

...or running into a very high SWR.  I can show 1800 watts output from 
my SB-220 if the load is wacky enough.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 1/3/2013 9:56 PM, Doug Renwick wrote:
> There is a good example of a lying watt meter.
> Doug
> "Think of all the ways you can hurt yourself laughing."
> -----Original Message-----
> OK now I will drop my proverbal pants the rest the way, I distinctly
> remember the station owner loaded up his his FT901 for 100W drive and then
> loading up his MLA-2500 for 1800W out on his watt meter. I remember thinking
> it was pretty ballsy but I saw it with my own two eyes.
> I know this much though, the next I went back to operate his station a
> couple years later, the MLA-2500 was long gone.
> So in the name of playing nice, lets assume Carl is right about the
> transformer rating of the MLA 2500.
> Using his numbers of 2,000V plate @ 0.9A for class AB I come up with a plate
> Z of 1,481.48148 ohm. Chris needs to rescale his tank circuit components
> from a 2700 ohm plate Z downwards.
> See you-all in the pile-ups.
> Vy 73, Don KO7i
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