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Reviews Categories | Amplifiers: RF Power - 6M/VHF/UHF+ | BEKO HLV-1400 Help

Reviews Summary for BEKO HLV-1400
BEKO HLV-1400 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: 2M 1400W SOLID STATE MOSFET VHF Amplifier covering 144-148 Mhz. Its design is based on Ampleon's BLF188XR RF Transisitor.
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W8KEN Rating: 5/5 May 9, 2017 21:19 Send this review to a friend
Another high quality 2m Amplifier by BEKO  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The BEKO HLV-1400 is new to the BEKO Amplifier Line and was not on their website as of this review. The HLV-1400 replaces the recently discontinued HLV-1250 and HLV-1500.

The HLV-1400 is a solid state MOSFET VHF Amplifier covering 144 to 148 Mhz and is based on Ampleton's BLF188XR RF Transistor.

Although the amp is rated at 1400 watts, it is recommended to not exceed 80% of its input power to achieve best spectral purity with low IMD on SSB. I am currently running this amp at 1250 watts out on SSB, CW, and DATA modes without tripping any protection circuits. The cooling fan is barely audible and I have never run into any over temp conditions running MSK-144 or JT65B modes at 1250 watts out.

The amp can be ordered with input circuits to support 5w, 10w, or 25w drive levels. The 25w input circuit allows the amp to be driven to 1250w output with about 15w input. Drive level must be specified at the time of order.

The amp provides power and sequencing for their BEKO HPP-144 Mast Mounted preamplifier.

The amp is of BEKO's standard high quality, uses the same size case as their HLV-2000 amps, and can be purchased through SSB Electronic USA, their US Distributer.

Gerry of SSB Electronic USA has been most helpful in answering any questions that I had prior to purchasing this amp and has provided much guidance in helping me design an appropriate switching circuit to integrate this amp into my station. Great Job Gerry ! Thanks for your advice and support.

The amp has been running flawlessly now for about a month on MSK-144 and JT65B. I expect it to provide many years of service for my planned EME activities as well as MS and Tropo communications.

I rate the HLV-1400 a 5 out of 5 so far. I would rate Gerry's support at SSB Electronics USA much higher.


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