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Date Posted by Category User IP

2015-11-29 (UTC)

AE7AE

HF Amplifiers

cpe-24-165-7-69.hawaii.res.rr.com

Ameritron AL-1200(X)

Thanks to everyone who offered advice and suggestions.
I have decided to keep the amp.
Bought a 20A 115v 100' 3-wire extension lead... cut off the plug and socket...
This was actually cheaper than buying just the 12ga 250v cable!
I made a custom 100' extension lead, with 15A 250v socket on one end (to connect the linear)...
and it terminated in a 30A 240V new plastic wall-box that has a 30A 240v 3-wire socket (old style)...
Then added a 6' dryer lead from from the wall-box and connected to the dryer socket...
Then I plugged the dryer into the new wall-box socket...
The ground-wire from the extension lead was connected to the dryer frame...
The dryer already had a ground wire...
With the XYL permission, I routed the extension lead from the laundry to the shack at the other end of the house... along walls and only had to cross 2 doorways... Now, I can operate at full 1500w output as long as the dryer is not in use (smile)...
Got all the parts from the local Home Depot for just over $100. The extension lead was $80 of that!
73, mahalo, aloha, Eddie NH7AA

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