Thought I'd try one of these.....

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nrgkits.nz
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Re: Thought I'd try one of these.....

Post by nrgkits.nz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:07 pm

Leave it at 150w, the difference in ERP will be very negligible - around 1.5dB. There's also a much greater chance of frying the output device the event of a bad VSWR or cooling failure. (Also use cooling paste under the device) I built one of these last year and I ran it at 150w, the device datasheet actually specifies 170w, so running it at 200w is pushing it. You'd be better off using an antenna with more gain like a multi slot J pole. Albert told me once "unfortunately people try and squeeze every last watt out of their rig."

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Re: Thought I'd try one of these.....

Post by Maximus » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:45 pm

I honestly can’t remember because it was so long ago. I’d do as nrgkits says and keep it at 150w. They don’t last very long if you turn them up any higher.

The Freescale transistors work the best from the Enigma Shop.

I blew no end of the Motorola transistors, which were supplied with the kit.


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