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Reviews Categories | Amplifiers: RF Power - HF & HF+6M | ACOM 1000 Help

Reviews Summary for ACOM 1000
ACOM 1000 Reviews: 156 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $3250 USD
Description: HF+6M Linear Amplifier

The ACOM 1000 HF Linear Amplifier is the world's best value in an amateur HF amplifier. The ACOM 1000 gives you a comfortable 1000 watts output on all amateur bands from 160 through 6 meters.
Power Output: 1000W PEP or continuous carrier, no mode limit. Uses single 4CX800A (GU74B)
Product is in production.
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K5UX Rating: 5/5 Apr 6, 2014 09:54 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding protection features  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is my second time around with the Acom 1000. Bought a used one several years ago and when I saw the price reduction recently, I ordered a new one from Array Solutions. Can't say enough about the protection features and reliability. The construction is first-class and support from Array Solutions is top-notch. This will certainly be a "keeper" for me, along with my Flex 6500.
TA1CR Rating: 5/5 Mar 31, 2014 00:28 Send this review to a friend
Best Amplifier ever seen :)  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I bought Acom 100 amp. from Array Solutions 2 weeks ago. I have some problem with the HV unit, and then i sent mail to Jay and he helps me very well, i solve the problem to adjust the voltage selection 240V to 220V and then my problem solved. Array Solution Jay is very helpful man :) The amp is very quiet and very stable work. Thanks Jay :) and Tnx Acom :)
DH4AAD Rating: 5/5 Mar 29, 2014 03:10 Send this review to a friend
Great and solid PA  Time owned: more than 12 months
This PA shows the high quality of military equipment. And I do like military equipment qualities very much! ++

Aerials in action, first: one rugged 20 meters mono band wire dipole, horizontally built. ++ Second: Solarcon Imax2000, high power vertical antenna and omnidirectional beaming, five kilowatts rf power ICAS, on top of the roof – 25 meters above ground. ++

Today, more than three years action with ACOM 1000, I can confirm: „Acom 1000 is really easy to operate. And there is no problem in any way, yet." ++

This single tube of 4cx800a (GU-74B) - transmitting power tube - is doing a very good job. 4cx800a, Svetlana high performance ceramic-metal tetrode with plate dissipation of 800 watts is employed (forced air cooling, grid-driven). +++
ON7RU Rating: 5/5 Mar 4, 2014 04:56 Send this review to a friend
5 start product - great customer service.  Time owned: more than 12 months
After 5 years of ownership the amplifier generated a fault in the protection circuit. After visual inspection I contacted Val to point me to a qualified dealer. Instead of pointing me to a dealer Val tried everything (I mean really everything) to solve the issue by mail. After several mails with clear instructions and high quality pictures we got the amp starting. There was still an issue with a specific board and repair was beyond my skills. Val accepted to perform the repair himself, he even arranged pickup and transport from ON to LZ. This is the best customer service experience I ever had. Price was reasonable and the baby is back on the shelf, works and looks like new.

The amplifier rocks, and Val walks the extra mile for you when you have an issue.

Thanks Val for this great product and service.
N1VJJ Rating: 5/5 Feb 25, 2014 15:41 Send this review to a friend
Great Performance and Price  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Have to say....prior to this amp I owned an Alpha 89 (powerhouse) that was very easy to tune. This amp mimicks the Alpha and it also is very easy to tune. The amp is just cruising along putting out 1kw with 50 watts of drive. The fault shut down feature works really good protecting you from damaging the amp. I wish we in the USA could build this good an amp for the same price point. I would definitely recommend a buy for this amp.
G3RCE Rating: 5/5 Dec 15, 2013 10:38 Send this review to a friend
A reference standard in HF amplifiers  Time owned: more than 12 months
Top marks go to Ron at Vine Antenna Products.
Always excellent advice and help.
Almost immediate reply to emails.
Always superb service.
I've purchased both the 1010 and 1000 over the years.
My favourite is definitely the 1000 and I have fitted the extra cooling fan just in case I use rtty etc.
Lots already said about the 1000.
G0MJK Rating: 5/5 Nov 1, 2013 02:17 Send this review to a friend
Brilliant amp  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I bought my Acom 1000 second hand to replace my ageing Drake L7. I suspected the tube might be on its way out as it seemed to want more drive than it should. Sure enough the GU74B finally arced and the excellent protection closed the amp down - top marks. I had purchased a new tube from the Ukraine, the ruggedised version which I fitted and all is now well. But be warned there is 3000v floating in there. Top marks to Ron of Vine Antennas the UK agents for helpful advice who provided me with full instructions to change the tube and set up the bias. So easy to use and tune and my Palstar HF Auto loves it. If you can find one buy it but it won't be this one it is staying here.
KF7QLQ Rating: 5/5 Sep 3, 2013 17:48 Send this review to a friend
Great purchase  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
My remarks are a little biased as this is my first amp purchase. I have owned the ACOM 1000 for about 3-weeks. I drive it with an Icom IC-7600. With 45 watts in I get a solid 1K. Connection could not be simpler, A single RCA cord for Keying and an antenna from the exciter. The tuning is about as easy as it gets. 10 seconds max.
I do run through a Palstar HF-AUTO tuner as my antenna a Zero-Five 10-40 GP is only resonant at 40M, the amp will compensate up to VSWR of 3:1.
Local support via email closed the deal. I am relatively new to the hobby and ask allot of questions. All were answered in detail and typically within hours. If considering this amp, the reviews speak the truth.
AK4NG Rating: 5/5 Aug 25, 2013 18:56 Send this review to a friend
Great Amp  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
This is my first Amp and I got it in Oct 2012. It performs flawlessly and is very easy to tune. It has excellent protection. I have made my own tuning table which allows me to tune up rapidly with the built-in circuitry. If you get one, you will love it.
W2OSR Rating: 5/5 Jul 15, 2013 05:12 Send this review to a friend
Great Amp  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I've had the amplifier for a month now. It is extremely easy to tune. I had problems on six meters. After troubleshooting the problem was traced to a MFJ lightning arrestor that was breaking down at anything much over 100 watts. I hope six opens up so I try it out. With 60 watts of drive the power out is in the high 900's.
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