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Author Topic: solid state amp builders in Cali  (Read 841 times)
KI6PXF
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« on: May 26, 2009, 06:18:01 PM »

I would like to find another ham in Cali more specific the LA area that can or would be willing to build a solid state amp in their spare time. If there is any one that is interested in building one drop me a line.

Thanks
Ron
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W6WO
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 09:07:05 AM »

I and one other buddy are building solid state amps for ourselves and we live in Santa Cruz

What are you shooting for, power output, bands, etc etc ?
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KI6PXF
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 06:38:58 PM »

80 to 10 is what I would like to have around 500 watts
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W6WO
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 05:37:53 AM »

OK  FYI
 
A local  buddy is building a full or half KW class AB amp with internal
switching power supply. His project is further advanced than mine.
 
My plans are for 300 W class E also with a switching  power supply and possible
tuner. Mine would not cover bands above 20m but his will.
 
I am currently away from W6 until the end of July so can't give you much more
until I return.
 
Please clarify what you mean by building an amp for you
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KI6PXF
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 05:52:28 PM »

build it from scratch or I can provide some items that would be needed for the build
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KA5N
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009, 05:58:01 PM »

I think he was asking if you are going to pay for someone to build the amp, or do you expect someone to do it out of the goodness of his heart?  
Is there some reason you can't build your own amp?

Allen
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KI6PXF
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2009, 07:31:34 PM »

I would be glad to pay I dont have the time to devote to it myself and am not that great of solderer and my hands get worse all the time so would like somwone to do it is it is reasonable or I will just look to buy 1 when the funds are right.

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N8FGB
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 12:21:09 PM »

Martin makes what you want in Mississippi.
http://www.ameritron.com/Product.php?productid=ALS-600
or this one for mobile
http://www.ameritron.com/Product.php?productid=ALS-500M
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KI6PXF
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 06:20:08 PM »

I know that and am not very impressed with their stuff
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W5DQ
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2009, 09:34:38 AM »

"I know that and am not very impressed with their stuff"

There are alot of Ameritron users that seem to be very satisified with their amps. I'm one of them. Granted it isn't an ALPHA but then again, I didn't have to mortgage the house to buy it either. For basic amateur radio service, there's nothing wrong with an Ameritron amp that is installed correctly and used properly. One should not buy an AL-811 and expect an ALPHA 9500 performance. That is what it seems like when I read gripes about MFJ quality.

I have owned and still have many MFJ products. Some weren't so great and needed that little bit of TLC once they got in my shack. But all work as advertised once any issues fixed. One note I will say is most of them I bought used because the original owners could not get the device to work correctly and I have the ability to correct any issues. Saved me a bunch of money.

Not everyone is able (or willing) to do that sort of thing and that is where MFJ (and subsidiary companies like Ameritron) get into trouble and earn a bad rep. If their QC was better, they would have a better rep and probably a larger market share. Of course Microsoft uses their customer base as a second level Beta test group too and they own the world. So go figure?

Gene W5DQ
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