Saturday, July 12, 2014

It's Time To Bust That Pile Up With Some Extra Wattage

  • Frequency 3-30 Mhz, HF amplifier, with 2 cooling fans,
  • Mode AM-FM-SSB-CW (This amp does not work well with Flex or KX3)
  • Input power: 1-15 W AM/FM, Input power: 2-30 W SSB/CW , Output power - 300 W Max AM/FM, •Output power: 600 W Max SSB/CW
  • Supply 12-14 Vcc, Output power level - 6, Antenna preamplifier - 26 dB
  • Made in Italy, This model is for export only, only ship to the address outside of US
  I have been looking at various Ham Radio Amplifiers for my Ham Shack. The Ameritron Amplifiers are very nice, but a little out of my price range. I have been looking at some Amplifiers built by RM Italy. I have watched various reviews on youtube and they seem to do pretty good. The price on them seems to be very affordable. I have heard some people say that they can cause some splatter. They have said they don't care for them, because they are not made in the USA and therefore not regulated. I say try one and determine what you think for yourself. They seem to vary in output anywhere from 150 Watts to about 600 watts for SSB. They could make a nice addition for your Ham Shack, but just remember you are going to need a power supply. Generally a radio putting out 50 watts to 100 watts will be plenty sufficient. It Should be noted that from what I understand they are not legal in the united states by the FCC .
  • Frequency 3-30 Mhz, HF amplifier
  • Mode AM-FM-SSB-CW
  • Input power: 1-15 W AM/FM, Input power: 2-30 W SSB/CW , Output power - 300 W Max AM/FM, •Output power: 600 W Max SSB/CW
  • Supply 12-14 Vcc, Output power level - 6, Antenna preamplifier - 26 dB
  • Made in Italy, This model is for export only, only ship to the address outside of US
  There are other Ham Radio Amplifiers that can be bought through ebay for some really good prices. I would just make sure that you check out the seller thoroughly before you buy anything. I have heard some terrible horror stories about not getting anything or getting a damaged boat anchor. I have seen some excellent used amplifiers made by Yeasu, Collins, Heathkit and Kenwood. You will also find some Ameritron Amplifiers for sale through ebay. The Amplifiers can be of the tube type especially if they are a few years old. I have seen some solid state amplifiers made by Henry, Palomar and Texas Star. You may just find a used amplifier that puts out about 1500 Watts, which is very good. Just remember that none of these amplifiers are to be used on the 11 meter band. That would be against the FCC Rules and they may come knocking at your door.
  • A full range HF amplifier with automatic or manual band switching.
  • Ideal for use with the Yaesu FT817 & FT897 and Icom 703, but suitable for use with any low power HF radio.
  • Frequency : 1.5 - 30 MHz , covers 160 meters, 80 meters, 60 meters, 40 meters, 30 meters, 20 meters, 17 meters, 15 meters, 12 meters and 10 meters
  • This model is for export only, only ship to the address outside of US
  • Input power - 2-15 W, Output power - 300 W Max (Output power SSB - 500 W Max)
  Some advise is that you should make sure your swr reading is as low as possible. If it too high you can damage your transceiver by running a high amount of power. There are many different swr meters available to keep a close eye on your swr reading. I myself use a large cross needle swr meter from MFJ and it works very nicely. If you are using a dipole antenna or whatever antenna you are using I would suggest a nice antenna tuner. I use a automatic MFJ-993b and also a MFJ-949e both of which do a very nice job. My advise is also to check out the reviews on any piece of equipment at eham.net . You can find all kinds of reviews by Hams for all kinds of equipment.
  Well Thank You for Reading and Have A Nice Day fro Dan KC2YTI  73s.   

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