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Reviews Categories | Amplifiers: RF Power - 6M/VHF/UHF+ | RM VLA200 Help

Reviews Summary for RM VLA200
RM VLA200 Reviews: 14 Average rating: 4.2/5 MSRP: $390 Euros
Description: VHF Linear Amplifier. 50W in and 200 W out.
Product is in production.
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IW5EIJ Rating: 4/5 Nov 10, 2007 01:58 Send this review to a friend
Great "do it all" PA  Time owned: more than 12 months
I believe it's a very good piece in my "station team".
I used it on Italian VHF contests and for MS FSK activity. It's been drove to its full power by my FT225RD and/or FT897.
You need:
-to use it following instruction
-to cool it properly (a fan or two are easy to install even though you got the "no fan" version)
You had not to:
-open it trying to improve thinghs... oscillations and so on are due to people which are "screwing" their PA thinking builder engineers are nuts!
-keep care of connections and SWR
On my opinion it's a nice PA, due to 12V supply you can use it on /P operations too.
Last but not least, almost for Italy and EU, RM offers good assistance.
I don't ever regret to have left my 4cx250 PA for this!

G1KSW Rating: 1/5 May 13, 2006 08:35 Send this review to a friend
Please dont buy....  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Had two units and both gave up within a few days of running. The units had two fans on top also and still gave up. Only ran them with a minimal input also. Save yourself the money and pay a bit more for decent quality.
M0AFJ Rating: 4/5 Jun 30, 2005 13:28 Send this review to a friend
Low Cost Amplifier  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Have had mine a few days now, have the V version which has 2 fans mounted on the heatsink, gives just on 300W O/P for 50 Watts in, harmonics down 70dBc at full power O/P, looks pretty narrow on the analyser. For the price (£210.00), good value for money, looks cheap but performs OK.
F5RRS Rating: 4/5 May 2, 2004 15:13 Send this review to a friend
200 W out but warm a lot  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This amplifier cames hot quickly.
Cooling performances of the VLA-200 are greatly enhanced by adding two noiseless fan (we can find on computer's market).
For 40W drive we can measure 200W out and 24A.
There is now another model "VLA-200F" with "F" for fan.
Solid for MS operation.
Great amplifier.
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