[CQ-Contest] Advice about HF amplifiers

George Harlem W1EBI w1ebi at lightband.com
Sun Sep 5 09:11:36 EDT 2004

You'll get every Z-based amp in response to this!  The Kenwood TL-922 meets 
all your criteria.  It's built like a brick outhouse and has great cooling.  
Without QSK, though, it's not every op's contest amp.

73, George W1EBI

---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Chris Tran ZL1CT" <zl1ct at gm7v.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Sun, 5 Sep 2004 12:50:47 +1200
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Advice about HF amplifiers

> Saturday 4th September 2004
> Hello all
> Your advice about HF amplifiers would be appreciated by the team at ZL6QH
> (www.zl6qh.com). I'm posting this to the cq-contest reflector rather 
> than the amps reflector because we are interested in your 
> experiences with amplifiers under 48-hour contest conditions. We 
> want to purchase a used linear amplifier for ZL6QH which is :
> -----------
> Commercial design
> Output capability in 800W - 1200W range
> 160m - 10m (WARC useful but not essential)
> 230V AC
> Uses 3-500z tubes
> -----------
> There appear to be quite a few current and older models of amplifier 
> which meet these criteria, but we need to know their reliability 
> under contest conditions. Availability and cost of spare parts is 
> another key consideration of course.
> Thanks - 73
> Chris
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