[Amps] Building an Amp 101
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.
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
>> 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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