[Amps] Building an Amp 101

Mike Waters mikewate at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 12:51:20 EST 2014

Are we looking at the same amp? It looks like my output loading cap in my
legal-limit amp, and it's never arced even into a high SWR.

The output loading capacitor only has to handle about 300 volts.

 As long as the plates are aligned end-to-end, it should work OK. Just look
through the plates at a light, and rotate it throughout its entire range.
Check for the plates not centered or almost touching.

73, Mike

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM, <amps-request at contesting.com> wrote:

> From: Bill <dezrat1242 at wildblue.net>
> To: amps at contesting.com
> Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:58:08 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Amps] Building an Amp 101
> On 01/17/2014 08:23 AM, Vic Rosenthal wrote:
>> You don't need to be an expert or have a lot of special tools. Look at my
>> amp,
>> <http://www.qsl.net/k2vco/4CX1000A/K2VCO%204CX1000A%20Amplifier.html>
>> The only power tools I used were a drill press and a hand-held jigsaw (a
>> reciprocating sander can be used to make scratched up panels look nice).
> You've done a beautiful job Vic, but I have two concerns: I think both
> your bandswitch and the output loading capacitor are seriously under-rated
> for a legal limit amp. You didn't ask for advice, but I do want to help.
> 73, Bill W6WRT

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