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Reviews Categories | Amplifiers: RF Power - HF & HF+6M | HENRY 3KD Premier-8877 Help


Reviews Summary for HENRY 3KD Premier-8877
HENRY 3KD Premier-8877 Reviews: 5 Average rating: 4.6/5 MSRP: $2,650
Description: Desktop 160-10M w/WARC, QSK, 8877 tube, easy 1500 watts out
Product is not in production.
More info: http://www.henryradio.com/
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KA0CSL Rating: 5/5 Oct 30, 2006 13:57 Send this review to a friend
DROPS THE MAUL  Time owned: more than 12 months
I was one of the lucky ones to get a Henry before they quit production. This unit ROCKS! I wouldnt sell it for the world.
 
W9QX Rating: 5/5 Aug 22, 2001 22:35 Send this review to a friend
DO U WANT AREAL AMP? GET A HENRY!!!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
ONLY GOT MY HENRY 3KD 8877 PREMIER 3 DAY'S AGO AND WOW WHAT MA MASSIVE PEICE OF ART I HAVE TO SAY IT IS THE BEST AMPLIFIER I HAVE EVER OWNED AND I HAVE HAD THEM ALL ALPHA'S AMERITRON KENWOOD YAESU QRO COMMANDER
U NAME THE AMP I BET I HAD IT. THERE ALL GOOD BUT THIS ONE IS A REAL PEICE OF ELECTRONIC ARTWORK
WHAT POWER WITH EASE IT IS BUILT LIKE A BATTLESHIP
AND PREFORMS LIKE NO OTHER AMP. AGAIN I HAD THEM ALL, LUCY AT HENRY IS GREAT TO DEAL WITH TOM IN SERVICE KNOWS HIS STUFF ABOUT HENRY AMP'S WHAT GOOD PEOPLE THANK GOD FOR THIS FINE STAFF OF TED HENRY'S "GOOD STAFF GOOD LEADER" BUY A HENRY U WILL BE THANKFUL FOR A LONG TIME TO COME. QRO COMMANDER
OK BUT NOT A "HENRY" IF U GET A 3KD PREMIER DON'T WORRY ABOUT GRID CURRENT HENRY DESIGN USES VERY LITTLE VERY LOW READINGS ON 160M TO 20M 15M 10M
ABT 10MA SO IF UARE IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW HIGH POWER AMPLIFIER CONSIDER HENRY DROP ME AN E-MAIL
I'LL BE HAPPY TO GIVE U MY OPINION I HAVE BEEN HAMMING A LONG TIME GUY'S THIS IS THE BEST AMP OUT THERE I CAN HAVE ANY ONE I WANT INCLUDING ACOM WHICH I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND SO IF U NEED AN AMP CHECK OUT HENRT TALK TO TOM ES LUCY YOU WILL HAVE A HEAVENLY EXPERANCE DX ON 75M GOTTA GO WITH MY HENRY 3KDPREMIER P.S. THE HENRY NAME IS THERE FAMILY NAME THE REST OF THE AMPS OUT THERE HAVE COMMERCIAL NAMES HUMM!! U WANT A REAL AMP MAKE IT A HENRY I DID!!!!!!!! 73 GOOD DX PAUL W9QX EMAIL PAULCRUSSO@MSN.COM
 
KJ7E Rating: 4/5 Oct 15, 2000 17:03 Send this review to a friend
Improved 10m output  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
By removing the top screw on C37 (25pf 7.5kv) and bending the strap up a bit. The 10m efficiency is increased by 10% without any side affects. It will now run 1500 cw out on 10m but you need to drive it at about 75 watts. This modification came frome W6RU.
 
KJ7E Rating: 4/5 Oct 13, 2000 23:02 Send this review to a friend
1500+ out but not on 10m  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I am vary happy with my new Henry 3kd-permier 8877. It will run 1800 to 2000 watts cw out with 60-65 drive on all bands except 10m. I can only get 1300 watts cw out with out realy pushing the tube. The efficency on 10m is down to 45%. Henry says if you want 160m, 10m will suffer with this design. The lack of over abundant power on 10m is not a problem for me as I dont even have an antenna for that band. But I do see it as a flaw (its only flaw). It runs vary cool at idle and even on a extended ssb QSO at legel limit the amp barely gives off any heat! I need to only run 45 to 50 watts drive 90% of the time to keep me happy. The HV runs about 3900-4000 no load and can dip to 3400 under heavy load. The warm up delay is a bit short for my taste at only just over a minute (I let it sit for at least three minutes after I turn it on). The add on both radiodans and Henry web site both lead you to believe the amp has a vacume realy, it does not. But it is QSK compatible none the less. The input swr is vary good (less than 1.4:1) on all ham bands including 30m. The fan noise is not bad at all, in fact I dont mined leaving the amp on all day at my desk while im on the computer and not on the radio. If you need any more specific info please E-mail me at kj7e@uswest.net . All in all its a great amp that puts the power out. Its not perfect but no amp is.
 
W7RF Rating: 5/5 Apr 23, 2000 14:40 Send this review to a friend
The best 160-10M 8877 desktop on the market!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Henry has done it again with the introduction of their new 3KD Premier-8877 desktop 160-10M w/WARC amplifier. Using the popular 8877 and a quieter blower this amplifier easily does the legal limit while letting your radio run near half power to drive it. Always made at their Los Angeles facility using mostly HENRY made parts, such as:
Roller inductor (for precise repeatable tuneup)
Plate choke
Band switch
Filament choke,
Chimney,
Individual band input network, and more! Most HENRYs are now available in Black or traditional gray.
One look at the parts used and construction will win you over, plus their legendary reputation for making the finest commercial and HAM amps since 1962.
 


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