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Author Topic: Ameritron AL-80  (Read 1816 times)
M0NIQ
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« on: April 07, 2004, 09:12:24 AM »

I've bought an AL-80 (original, not A nor B). Does anyone have an instruction manual (preferably PDF doc)? I've emailed Ameritron but got no reply so far.

It has apparently been converted to 220V but I would like to check it before I plug it in.

I'm also after info how to enable 10/12m band operation...

Any tips/opinions etc are gladly welcome!

73 de Adam PA5NIQ / M0NIQ
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K8AC
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2004, 05:17:06 PM »

There's a good chance that Ameritron never had any info on this amp.  I bought one back around 1984 when they first came out, and at that time they were a product of Dennis Had, K8KXK, of Dentron history.  Can't recall whether he was using the name Ameritron at that time or not.  Beware of this amp's tendency to burn the contacts off of the bandswitch.  I believe that was more common on 160 meters than on the other bands.  I seem to recall reading somewhere on the Web that the real problem was the high voltage that developed on the switch contact and the very sharp edges of the switch contact terminal lead to high voltage breakdown and burning.  
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