[VHFcontesting] FOR SALE ITEMS (Part 2)

Les Rayburn les at highnoonfilm.com
Fri Jan 23 14:44:51 EST 2015

Forgot one other item...a real jewel!

A high power amplifier for 1296! Built by Merle Cox, W7YOZ in November 
of 2012. This 11 1/4" X 17 1/4" rack mount amplifier includes a DEMI 
2370PA, 2 DOW-KEY 12VDC input and output coaxial relays, a NARDA 
microwave 20 db directional coupler and detector (this samples power to 
display on the output power meter, which is located on the front face of 
the rack mount). It also includes T/R time delay (which can be varied), 
and rear panel TR control.

Hookup is nearly as simple as adding a "brick" amplifier on the lower 
bands. I ran a short piece of flex from my IC-910H into a Bird wattmeter 
to measure input power, connected the phono plug T/R to a short cable 
running to the DIN plug on the back of the Icom, and connected the antenna.

Maximum power is achieved with about 6.5 watts on input power, with 
measured output power at 64 watts! That's a lot of power on 1296. 
Perfect for DXing, contests, or even EME.

The build quality is very professional. Enamel gray, with toggle 
switches, super neat wiring, labeled connections, etc. 12 VDC is via 
PowerPole cables, rig input and antenna output connections are all Type 
N. It even includes an instruction sheet provided by Merle to make 
set-up easy for an "appliance operator" like myself. While the unit is a 
rack mount, it can sit on a desk top, but you'd have to improvise a top 

I can send pictures to your cell phone. But trust me, you won't be 
disappointed. A bargain at $750. Why wait months for DEMI to build 
one...Stop settling for 10 watts of power coming out of that TS2000 or 
IC-910H, step up to HP and work some DX.

Price includes UPS Ground shipping to the lower 48. Sorry, no 
international orders. Buyer pays insurance, if desired. PayPal 
preferred, but USPS Money Orders accepted too.


Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

6M VUCC #1712
AMSAT #38965
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Southeastern VHF Society
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Active on 6 Meters thru 1296, 10GHz & Light

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