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

Reviews Summary for ACOM 1000
ACOM 1000 Reviews: 157 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $3250 USD
Description: HF+6M Linear Amplifier

The ACOM1000 HF Linear Amplifier is the world's best value in an amateur HF amplifier. The ACOM1000 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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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.
F4FJL Rating: 5/5 Jun 17, 2013 00:46 Send this review to a friend
Just great !  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I use my ACOM1000 for a year and I must say it amazes me every day. Easy to use, very well protected, it gives 1000W output with 60W input. Nothing more to say than what has already been written, if you are looking for an amp, go for it without hesitation! Good DX & 73 at all.
G4ABX Rating: 5/5 Jun 16, 2013 08:38 Send this review to a friend
Its a delight!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I've had my ACOM for 2 weeks. Bought it second hand in the UK.
Its the first HF Linear I've ever owned in 45 years of Amateur Radio.
It complements my K3 perfectly and tunes both my antennas effortlessly. (TW2010 and 80M OCF Dipole)
I mainly operate CW and the AMP simply breezes along: 30 watts input = 400 watts output and it casework runs at room temperature -- even after a solid hour on the key.
The full break-in is excellent. So quiet you often wonder if its connected until noticing the power output!
I thought the tuning indicator would be a bit of a gimmick -- but its not. It works and its simple to use. I don't need an ATU (which would have cost sever hundred 's on its own) the AMP matches any antenna I've connected.
As a bit of an Elecraft nut, I had wondered about the KPA500 -- which seemed to meet all my requirements -- but then it needs an ATU, and an expensive one at that. The ACOM was a better choice for me, particularity as second hand it was less than half the price of a new KPA500 on its own.
The build quality is of the highest order. Great design. Clean lines, simple solid controls and it seems to cope with all my misdemeanors -- like feeding it with 100 watts instead of 30, driving it into a 10:1 SWR and driving it on the wrong band. Having hooked up the 'keying out' socket to my K3 TX inhibit, it seems to be extremely resilient.
In summary:
Second only to my K3, its the best bit of kit I've purchased in 45 years on the air.

In one word: Fantastic!
SV1QOT Rating: 5/5 May 2, 2013 06:55 Send this review to a friend
Radio amateur God send  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
If u have the money buy it,dont miss the chance to get into club of happy and proud family of ACOM.
as the other friends said before:
1.easy tune
2.a lot of protections
4.low price
6.never break.
So go and buy it.
AI4U Rating: 5/5 Apr 20, 2013 11:25 Send this review to a friend
Amazing!!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Just received a new Acom 1000 from Array Solutions. I have to say this is one amazing and easy to use amp! I had no problems connecting it to my new Kenwood TS990S. One cable, a quick easy tune up with 65 watts drive...and 1024 watts out in less than 10 seconds..! This amp is very well constructed and a heavy duty piece of equipment...I highly recommend one if you are looking for an amp!
G0OQQ Rating: 5/5 Apr 12, 2013 13:16 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Amplifier.  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have owned the Acom 1000 for 3 years,previous Amplifiers were the Yaesu 2100Z and the Linear Amp Ranger 811H.Both were troublesome,input matching,short valve life etc.Running both Amps was not a pleasure by any means.
Then i bought the Acom,so easy to use no need for an external Tuner the TRI facility makes it all so easy and the Transciever looks at 50 Ohms all the the other 130+ reviews to date..A GREAT AMPLIFIER..
OH3KVZ Rating: 5/5 Mar 15, 2013 11:04 Send this review to a friend
Great linear  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
After +20 years my THP HL-1KGX was outdated with soft tubes. I compared Acom's to Ameritron's, Italian solid state amp's and Alpin's. Finally i decided to buy an Acom 1000. I think that will be in my shack for next 20 years. I guaranteed it's long life and puchased spare tubes. I am sitting on five NOS GU74B tubes.
Amplifier is very easy to tune and quiet.Build quality is very good and it is well protected. It's just whispering when it pushes 800-1000 watts output power. Acom 1000 meets everything i expected.
Just buy it, you won't be disappointed.
WP4O Rating: 5/5 Mar 11, 2013 10:33 Send this review to a friend
Great AMP!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Nice solid Amp.
W8KX Rating: 5/5 Feb 11, 2013 08:56 Send this review to a friend
Great amp  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
For a manually tuned, vacuum tube amplifier, This is about as modern an implementation of this century old technology as I can currently imagine. I won't repeat the good points well illustrated by others. Six meters is certainly a plus.
I do wish though that they had used vernier drives on the tune/load caps (they bind slightly) and the knobs for those controls look cheap. I find myself preferring a calibrated analog display for output tuning as opposed to the bar graph display on the amp, which is nonetheless perfectly adequate.
With all vacuum tube amplifiers these days, it's advisable to maintain a stock of spare tubes. Supply for these can only become less certain.
PU2POP Rating: 5/5 Nov 22, 2012 09:11 Send this review to a friend
The great!  Time owned: months
Absolutely spetacular!!!
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