[Amps] ALS-1306 and others
dave at nk7z.net
Thu Apr 30 20:29:08 EDT 2015
Thanks Charles!!! I have ordered an ALS-1306, and it should be here
next Monday!! :)
Thanks and 73's,
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On Fri, 2015-05-01 at 00:26 +0000, Charles Henry wrote:
> A cheaper way to get into the K3 bandwagon is the KX-3 at $1000 and
> the SPE Expert 1K-FA ATU at about $2700. which gives more RF than the
> Elecraft 500 watt unit at $3000 with ATU.
> Another thought is to use the SPE 1.5K-FA ATU with stupendous gain
> (defeated in USA versions, so get international version) at about
> $4500 and have over a KW from the KX3 as a driver. This pairing
> seems the unsung secret combo for KX-3 lovers, and both units are
> about as small as can be.
> Get two 1.3K and the SPE CO-1 HF and your KX-3 station puts out over
> 5KW. Wouldn't it be interesting to have the little KX-3 in your hand
> with so much RF going out to the antenna.
> Wonderful world, 73, Charly
> > Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:08:51 -0500
> > From: kevin.stover at mediacombb.net
> > To: dave at nk7z.net
> > CC: amps at contesting.com
> > Subject: Re: [Amps] ALS-1306
> > I think you masde a good decision.
> > Don't get me wrong...I love my Elecraft "stuff" but think when it
> comes down to it the KPA500 should have been the KPA1K. That's where
> the solid state competition is now.
> > Some guys are still upset that they had both 800 and 1.5K protypes
> at Dayton and didn't build either one.
> > Sooner or later the vacuum tubes will become so expensive or scarce
> that manufacturers will switch from tubes to solid state. Ameritron
> uses the tried and true MRF150. W6PQL has built one with an NXP LDMOS
> device. A pair of those with appropriate level of negative feedback
> for stabilty, running at 750W each would be a world beater. A pair of
> LDMOS devices cost less than a Chinese 8877.
> > On Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:11:13 -0700
> > David Cole <dave at nk7z.net> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Bought an ALS-1306 to replace the AL-82. Finally decided to go the
> > > of no tune...
> > >
> > > Did some looking, and some thinking about use, etc., and came to
> > > conclusion that the ALS-1306 will do what I need.
> > >
> > > Any quirks of the amp I should be aware of that anyone knows of?
> > > --
> > > Thanks and 73's,
> > --
> > R. Kevin Stover
> > AC0H
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