Thu, 5 Dec 1996 7:30:00 -0600
It is another sad commentary on our Hobby when a fellow ham brings a
law suit against a company that offers a high power kit. But I know it
happens. Anyone with a ham license should have the knowledge to build
and safely troubleshoot/service any radio and amp they have. At a
minimum, all hams should know their limitation and keep out where they
don't belong! We have become law suit crazy these days for sure.
There I go again, I sure love my soap box. By the way, the group of
hams on this net renew my faith each morning, that there are a solid
group of technically knowledgeable hams still in this hobby. THANKS TO
ALL OF YOU for keeping this hobby what is was meant to be.
Now for that Amp issue. I support the comments about a solid state
amp. I really do not think I would need a full gallon, but 500 to 600
watts of key down RTTY in a no tune solid state amp kit would have my
money on the line. I might even buy two and cut the coax between my
Scout and the mobile HF antenna. Swapping tuning modules, like in the
Scout, would not bother me either if it would keep the cost down.
Just a safe way to beat the legal issues - Oh no, then they would have
to start suing because someone did not instruct them on which end to
hold the soldering iron!
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