[Amps] Eimac AS-47 2m 8877 amp?

Roger sub1 at rogerhalstead.com
Tue Jan 22 07:48:13 EST 2013

On 1/18/2013 4:05 PM, Carl wrote:
> I built a split flat plate design using a 3CX1000A7 almost 30 years ago
> and still use it; the same tube easily does 1500W out with 100W drive
> from a modified 180W brick driven by an ancient MM-144 transverter.

I didn't think the tubes were still made.   The sockets IIRC are 
relatively easy to modify.  Course, make a mistake and you end up with a 
"pile" of parts

To me, the tubes are better, or preferable to the  8877/3CX1500.
As you say, instant on and very rugged.


Roger (K8RI)

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