[CQ-Contest] Contester opinions on AL800H amp

Brian Hemmis bhemmis at mac.com
Fri Apr 4 13:26:09 EDT 2014

Pick any 2 of your criteria and there are several choices-getting all three is a problem...

73, Brian K3USC (since 1962)

On Apr 4, 2014, at 10:23 AM, Jeff Kinzli N6GQ <jeff at N6GQ.com> wrote:

> Hi all, I'm looking for an amp that fits the following criteria:
> - Cheap
> - Lightweight
> - 1500w output
> The amp will be traveling with me to locations where parts are
> unavailable and where the amp may be seized by customs, or just plain
> lost or stolen. This is the reason for cheap and lightweight
> (potential for loss, traveling).
> The amp that seems to fit these criteria is the AL800H. 1500W in a
> relatively compact 52 pound box (self-contained).
> I'm interested in feedback from contesters that use the AL800H in a
> contest situation, more than just S&P and in environments where theres
> dust, heat, etc. I know I can't expect everything from a cheap amp,
> just trying to get a feel for whether the AL800H would make it through
> a 48 hour contest as a primary run amp.
> I also understand there have been some improvements made to the amp
> recently that might make it more robust. If anyone has info on that
> its appreciated.
> Replies off-reflector are fine, and if anyone is interested I'll
> summarize results.
> Thanks much,
> Jeff N6GQ
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