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Categories | Amplifiers: RF Power - HF & HF+6M | Alpha 86 Help

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KJ4KBC  Rating: 5/5 Nov 17, 2012 05:44  Send this review to a friend!
High quality!!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have three amplifiers including a Clipperton L with custom power supply and industrial tubes and its a nice amp but The Alpha is hands down the best amp in the shack. Never needed a new power supply or anything I may add. Tune easily. 1500 watts out if that's what you need. Several hundred watts more if you wanted to get in trouble! I've read of issues with the diode switching. I say put a cheap keying interface between the amp and exciter and you'll never have an issue. This is good advise when using an amp with any newer radio as voltage spikes on the keying line can destroy keying circuits and possibly the finals in your nice Radio. Either way, if you have an opportunity to try an 86, I think you'll be as happy as I have. 73's  
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