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Title: KLM 15-40CL
Post by: KC2TX on May 05, 2012, 12:34:08 PM
I've come across a KLM 15-40CL amp from an estate. I've searched the web for info on this amp and can't find any. The amp has type n connectors, so I assume it is a 432 or 440 amp. Am I correct in this ?


Title: RE: KLM 15-40CL
Post by: KA5N on May 05, 2012, 12:43:37 PM
Appears to be a 40 watt  UHF amp.  What frequencies?  Who knows?
Maybe a great exercise in futility?
Nothing I need.

Allen


Title: RE: KLM 15-40CL
Post by: W9GB on May 05, 2012, 01:03:07 PM
YES ... UHF Amplifier, likely for FM service (Class C)
15 watt INPUT (Max) for 40 watt OUTPUT.

Jim Eagleson worked at KLM in that era (1970s)
http://members.surfbest.net/eaglesnest/resume.htm

These amplifiers were designed by Ken Holladay, K6HCP (KLM, Mirage, RF Concepts and now JK Designs).

"KLM" stood for Ken, Leeland, and Mike.
The original company group of Ken Holladay - K6HCP, Leeland "Mel" Farrer - K6KBE,
and Mike Staal - W6MYC.
The amplifier line was eventual acquired by Mirage (late 1970s),
then MFJ acquired Mirage in 1990s.

KLM VHF (2-meter) Amplifier Manuals
http://radiopics.com/1.%20Manuals/KLM/KLM%20Amplifiers.pdf



Title: RE: KLM 15-40CL
Post by: KC2TX on May 06, 2012, 12:57:36 PM
Thanks for the help. It is more than I was able to find.


Title: RE: KLM 15-40CL
Post by: N6AJR on May 14, 2012, 11:43:18 AM
Mike Staal - W6MYC  is also one of the M's in M2, the antenna company, along with Myrna, the other "M"  M squared , ( M2)... nice folks too.