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Author Topic: Harris Amp?  (Read 6180 times)
N4ABA
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« on: September 10, 2014, 09:15:05 AM »

Was perusing the local Craigslist today when I came across a CBer flogging THIS:

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/bar/4655034574.html

Always get a chuckle out of the "Bird Watts" thing.  Is this a military Harris amp?  25 KW would (I would think) get noticed even today at the FCC of today.  3CX10,000 tube...wonder if he has to run it on 3 ph. power?

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KD0REQ
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 11:00:40 AM »

text block looks like a spammer tossing keywords into the air, hoping one of them brings down a money tree.  half the stuff is probably hot, and the other half should be...
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 11:09:10 AM »

I wouldn't "waist" my time.
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AD5ZC
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014, 11:49:02 AM »

That's pretty hilarious.

You know, I don't talk about it much but I started out with CB first as a young kid with walkies then as a young man with the whole enchilada with a base station, an Antron 99 with the radial kit working skip on 38 ssb...
Once worked New Zealand from the Northern California parking lot of the hospital I worked at with an honest 12 watts and I think that is when I got serious about being a ham.

Anyhoo, of course I was exposed to this aspect of the hobby but I remember people having real fear and some wouldn't even talk to you about "heaters" or "foot warmers" etc. unless someone could vouch for you.  This was late 80's.

NOW, 10,000 watts on Craigslist?  It just seems unbelievable to me that it's come that far.
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KB4QAA
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2014, 12:34:33 PM »

"Harrus" makes good tubes!
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AA4HA
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 01:31:12 PM »

Bird watts. When you key up the amplifier and the birds drop dead off of the antenna.

I find that as funny as twitter.  I guess nobody remembers what a twit is.
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QRP4U2
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2014, 04:13:44 PM »

I'll trade my RRR-Vee for his Harrus AMP and "freak counter".  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 06:24:06 PM »

There are two photos of actual Harris amps. One is a Harris RF-102, and the other is a Harris RF plasma gen unit.
The 102 uses an EIMAC 3-1000Z and auto tunes on 12 channels that are preprogrammed.
The RF gen operates on a fixed frequency of 13.5MHz with solid state exciter stage and tube final.
It sure sounds like a CBer wrote the post.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2014, 07:19:27 AM »

Gawd... and those amps are in the hands of a CB op. What a "waist" of RF and equipment Huh
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2014, 04:39:13 PM »

CBers have these amp and ones that are much, much larger.
I came across a vendor at Dayton that sold parts for CB amp builders. The smallest tube they had was a 3CX3000, and they went up much bigger? They also sold 2SC2879 transistors in lots of 8 and up to 32 matched devices, along with large mobile alternators that produced 3 phase 480 vac, with custom transformers that took that input and ran it up to 7.2kv for your mobile CB tube amp fun.
Yes, they have cash, and are willing spend it on HUGE amps.
Listen some time on 11 meters, they are running gear that's more expensive than most hams use.
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2014, 11:26:46 PM »

Man, it's a Harrus, not a Harris.. and its doing some serious Bird Watts... I need to buy that now. And a ron tower.. that HAS to be better than a rohn tower. And a freak counter? You could sure have fun with that!

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