[TenTec] Omni VI and non TT Amp

Dr. Gerald N. Johnson geraldj at storm.weather.net
Tue Oct 30 21:30:28 EST 2007

On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 21:23 -0500, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
> Remember that the ALC is active in the exciter.  If the amp is tuned and 
> loaded correctly with proper drive level from the exciter then the ALC in 
> the exciter handles the level control chores.  Thus ALC in the amp is not 
> necessary.
> Now, if one should take a 200 watt exciter, albeit common today,  and drive 
> the amp designed to be driven to rated power with 100 watts, yes splatter 
> and etc will abound.  Hams are supposed to understand that fact, but do 
> they?  I see more that don't than do.
> 73
> Bob, K4TAX
Even many of the full legal limit amps take only as little as 40 watts
drive for full output.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

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