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Reviews Categories | Amplifiers: RF Power - HF & HF+6M | Icom IC-4KL Help

Reviews Summary for Icom IC-4KL
Icom IC-4KL Reviews: 11 Average rating: 4.8/5 MSRP: $6,700
Description: 1 kW solid state amp with integrated fully automatic antenna tuner. 160-12 meter bands, easy mod for 10 meter band. FULLY controlled by Icom tranceivers for seamless operation. Remote control head compliments and places next to tranceiver while main unit is out of the way on casters (wheels). This amp was made from aproximately 1990 to 1996-97.
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W4AWI Rating: 5/5 Jul 25, 2001 23:17 Send this review to a friend
Time Proven Tech Amp  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This is a high-tech wonder. Got rid of old-tech tuning knobs and wasted time on amp and antenna tuners. Now I hop from band to band instantly. Some bands I need antenna matching, some I dont. It does not care. It even remembers what matching was needed last time on a particular band segment for even faster tuning. Output ranges from 900W at 10M to 1250W on 20M and lower bands. Ive run RTTY for hours without a hiccup at full output. The temp guage always in the green. I recently bought it after learning of this model from nearby DXers. Found it second hand as it is no longer being made. It seems a lot heavier-duty than the newer/cheaper PW-1. The only drawback are the multiple fans, one of which is quite a hummer, alarming during the first week, used to it now.
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