[CQ-Contest] Contest amps under $1000

Jeff Maass jmaass at columbus.rr.com
Wed Aug 25 16:05:46 EDT 2004

It's tremendous bad luck to operate on any band or mode
in a contest with an amplifier that does not include 160 
meters, whether you plan to use it or not. There may even be
an associated medical syndrome.

Known to result in hemorroids, warts, skin rashes in sensitive
areas, partial deafness to frequencies in the 500Hz range, 
and profuse hair growth. 

First identified with the relase and popularity of the
Heath SB220, it came to full fruition in California in the
70s and 80s, when early Henry amps (which covered only 80-10)
were the rage.


Jeff K8ND

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of George Fremin III
> Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 12:09 PM
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest amps under $1000
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 09:06:20AM -0500, mark at nevus.org wrote:
> > > An amp that does not include 160 Meters is not a contest
> > > amp. It's not much of an amp at all!
> > 
> > That depends if you're SO2R with 2 amps or not.  I think you can get a lot
> > of mileage out of having only one amp which can get on 160.  It's not the
> > end of the world if the other radio can't get on 160 with high power.
> Yep - and - not having 160 on your amp is not a problem
> for RTTY contests, Sweepstakes or any non-160 single band
> contests.  
> -- 
> George Fremin III - K5TR
> geoiii at kkn.net
> http://www.kkn.net/~k5tr
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