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Reviews Categories | Amplifiers: RF Power - 6M/VHF/UHF+ | Beko HLV-600 (MOS-FET Amplifier) Help

Reviews Summary for Beko HLV-600 (MOS-FET Amplifier)
Beko HLV-600 (MOS-FET Amplifier) Reviews: 4 Average rating: 4.3/5 MSRP: $2100
Description: High spectral purity and excellent linearity are the main features of this amplifier technology. Prompt readiness for use and frequency change without any tuning are further advantages of this series. The built in 230 Volts power supply in combination with several high efficient protection circuits and the integrated sequence control for external preamplifiers guarantee trouble-free ham pleasure.
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PA2DB Rating: 5/5 Feb 26, 2008 02:24 Send this review to a friend
Verry good ampli!  Time owned: more than 12 months

In the past 8Y i have owned 3 hlv-600's (i sold them after the Es season).

No noise in the shack, direct full power and verry good protected.


73's Marcus PA2DB

HB9PJT Rating: 5/5 Jul 1, 2003 17:15 Send this review to a friend
Works fine  Time owned: more than 12 months
I am happy with my HLV-600. Used it also in our club for contesting many times. Works fine, get good audio reports and makes a clean signal. It is very robust with all kind of protections (swr, temp, overdrive) - ideal for contesting when operaters are nervous and untrained. Also build in is the supply over coax for a masthead preamp. The amp is compact and not to heavy. Because of the temperatur controlled fan it only makes some noise when it get warm. Big pro against valve amps: turn on and make QSO's without warm up and without tuning.
DF1AS Rating: 2/5 Apr 10, 2003 06:36 Send this review to a friend
Abuse of Technology  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Open the top lid of any Beko linear and you'll see some disappointing stuff inside:

- Amplifier modules are open-frame. No shielding inside, using poor FR4 PCB material (VHF)

- Combiners/splitters are Wilkinson on FR4 material too - very poor. Also open-frame

- The output directional couplers are made by a small piece of semirigid, reworked with a rasp, and with some wire glued on ...

- Each linear has its own 220 V supply - even if there are many different linears (for 2m, 70cm, 23cm) available, which work on the same FET drain voltage. This wastes mass budget and (not at least) your money!

- An old-fashioned analogue panel meter ... without any more words ...

The only way to get a state-of-the-art VHF/UHF linear may be (unfortunately ...) do it yourself.

Beko's performance/price ratio is not better than a "2 of 5" ...

HB9DDS Rating: 5/5 Apr 5, 2003 16:25 Send this review to a friend
One of the best !  Time owned: more than 12 months
Really, why use a tube-amplifier? This one is really one of the best I've ever used. Power-Switch on, PA-Switch ON and ready. 4 Watt IN, 550 Watt OUT on 144Mhz. I own this since many Years now without any Problems. I would never sell this Amplifier. And you can get even more Power with a biger one, op to 2400 Watt on 144Mhz!! So get one, now!!

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