[Amps] Question about SPE 1.3K-FA amplifier

Richard Solomon dickw1ksz at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 08:59:35 EST 2015

Here is a link to what looks like the Test Report for
FCC Type Acceptance.


Curious as to what folks think about the results.

73, Dick, W1KSZ

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 8:25 PM, Bill Turner <dezrat at outlook.com> wrote:

> I notice the SPE 1.3K-FA amplifier is using a single LDMOS transistor
> to achieve a peak of about 1500 watts output. I am wondering how they
> do this and stay linear over the full 360 degree RF cycle. Normally
> with a single-ended amplifier you have to either use a resonant tank
> circuit to provide the "flywheel" effect, or run it class A. Solid
> state amps normally use two devices in push pull but this amp does it
> with only one.
> Since SPE apparently does not provide schematics or service manuals, I
> am left curious as to how they achieve linearity.
> Website:  http://www.spetlc.com/en/products/expert-13k-fa-uk.html
> Does anyone know?
> Educated guesses welcome.
> 73, Bill W6WRT
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