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Author Topic: solid state amps that can use 100w input power  (Read 2638 times)
W8JX
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« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2018, 06:14:17 AM »


SSB phone requires 1,000 watts to be decently heard.


By that logic HF mobile has no chance. The quality of your audio is a bigger factor than needing 1000 watts because great audio at 500 watts is easier to copy than poor audio at 1500 watts
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2018, 06:24:32 AM »

Ah but I have quality audio as well. I keep an eye on it. I listen to it via another radio. This past weekend, an exception to
typical twenty meters as of late, I talked to folks without the amplifier.

Twenty meters is just crap lately and I DO mean crap. Last weekend, a few mobile stations came back to my calls.

They didn't last, I didn't last. Gosh, will twenty meters ever return?

Kraus
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K6AER
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« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2018, 03:23:44 PM »

Over the weekend we had a big solar flare. Twenty is just recovering. Worked a ZL on the 20M band last night...he was the only signal!
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W3TTT
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« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2018, 09:35:12 AM »

Just a thought. My ts-520 had a mod to lower the power output.  Easy mod.  Just hook up a pot to a few terminal s on the back.  Thanks Joe W3TTT
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N7BAV
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« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2018, 12:04:19 PM »

Very familiar with your class of radio as I was just testing my old Kenwood TS-130S and got good reports from a ham 1,000+ miles away.  The TS-130S was the first radio I every purchased after getting my General in 1979.  I am several generations of radios down the road now and am about to lend that TS-130 to a new ham. All that being said, I really think you will get more for your money by replacing that old TS-120 with something in the class of an Icom 7300. What you will gain in receiver capability and noise reduction will help you to get more contacts in the long run.  Then later if you want to add an amp, the new radio will be completely compatible.

Ed  N7BAV 
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