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Author Topic: Weekend experiment amplifier fried !!!!!!!!!!  (Read 626 times)
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« on: April 23, 2007, 05:55:19 AM »

Weekend experiment amplifier fried, see pic...

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d43/Tom838/3-500Z%20pics/egg.jpg
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W5GA
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2007, 07:02:16 AM »

I guess the yolks on you for trying it.  What did you eggspect, anyway?  Now we can all cackle at you!
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2007, 07:06:03 AM »

Tom did you work that d-eggs-pedition you were after at least?
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 07:11:20 AM »

Oh, that should be easy to fix.  Looks like you need a new eggciter!

hi.

bill
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KI4NX
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 07:52:51 AM »

That's one HOT amp! I think I would install some fans on the amp or remote it to the freezer.  On second thought, I could use it during the winter months to heat the basement and keep my radios warm. I just don't know what to do with it during the summer months.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007, 08:37:02 AM »

Cute photos, but April 1st was three weeks ago.

I can run my AL-80A for hours and it never gets too hot to touch, much less fry eggs on.


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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2007, 11:43:44 AM »

You have to expect some hard-boiled comments, and some that will crack you up.
  Now, if your were able to fry chicken on that rig, you'd have something to cackle about.  Don't let it scramble your brain, though, wondering why it got so hot.  
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2007, 12:34:54 PM »

Sounds like a feature, especially useful to hardcore contesters…

I can see the caption for the ad… “after 12 hours of non-stop contesting, you can cook up breakfast right at your operating position!”

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This is your amp.  This is your amp making breakfast after a contest. Any questions?

Steve
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N8IWK
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2007, 02:46:52 PM »

Come on guys, show some sympathy....
I'm sure he has a lot of time and money invested in that amplifier experiment, this should be a serious matter, instead of making yokes about it.  
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2007, 04:07:12 PM »

"I can run my AL-80A for hours and it never gets too hot to touch, much less fry eggs on."

Lon, I think he loaded the amplifier into the egg ;-)

Dan
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2007, 04:14:42 PM »

...nahhh say it ain't so !

Them are some trick photo's
Sad
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2007, 05:11:02 PM »

Pass the toast
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HA6SST
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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2007, 10:52:07 AM »

I see the problem. The amplifier has a 50 ohm output impedance and you used a 75 ohm egg.

HA6SST
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WA9SVD
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2007, 11:15:26 AM »

Amplifiers should be treated with respect, but they shouldn't have to be coddled.
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KI4BDS
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2007, 08:14:41 PM »

GOSH!
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