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What amp is everyone running?

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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by KP68 » Monday, 25 April 2016, 20:00 PM

Bit of an update on my set up. I now run my 1X4 in my mobile and for my base station I bumped it up to a 3CX3000A7. I did not build the 3000 but I did build a 4 pill class AB amp as driver. As for the 3000, HOLY CRAP! Incredible.....Before the 3000 I ran a 16 pill class C that I built and I always said if I was going to bigger than the 16 pill I'd move into the steel. I'm so glad I did! My wideband audio sounds incredibly smooth through that tube.


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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by DevilDog66 » Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 11:33 AM

I currently run an RM Italy KL203P on a Uniden 980 SSb tuned to 1.5dk, Cobra HG model 75 power mic that has been modded, and a K40 antenna. I'm very happy with the set up and have gotten very good reports in regards to clarity and volume. I'll soon be running the above through my new Sirio 5000 Fighter Edition and will report back in the Product Review forum. 73's to all and Semper Fi! 8)
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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by Tweetybird » Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 17:04 PM

Still using my trusty old Maverick 250. I have had in use for several years.

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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by army1975 » Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:30 AM

ain't running one now but on my first radio, ran a Texas Star 500 :cheers: . good amp. will reach out and slap someone.
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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by Bombero » Thursday, 28 April 2016, 17:23 PM

Hey..

Tokyo Hy-Power HL 1.5KFX or a Elecraft KPA500 for the Amateur bands, and a RM Italy KL 203P for the 11M mobile.

I don't use an amp in my shack for 11M.

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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by Crusher » Thursday, 28 April 2016, 17:38 PM

Home brew. Lol

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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by Scholar » Saturday, 30 April 2016, 2:51 AM

Kl-503 base and KL-203P mobile
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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by army1975 » Saturday, 30 April 2016, 6:53 AM

Crusher wrote:Home brew. Lol
yessirree bub, give me a hit of that thar Popcorn Sutton finest. :drunken:
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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by Rusty Towers » Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 20:03 PM

I run a Fatboy 2x4 driving a YU-209 in a hotrodded AL- 1500

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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by dgbacb4148 » Friday, 19 August 2016, 23:41 PM

:bounce: I was very lucky to find recently as NEW as can be except no box for it, a silver streak 150 with MRF 455's and the little Semi on the faceplate. With a 3 watt dk from my "philly" Uniden Washington, it is awesome. I also could not believe the pre-amp receive unlike my previous Silver Eagle 200. For such a small little package, it sure fooled me. If you get a chance to get one of these, don't pass it up, their awesome. It is much better in size comparison as my Contex 500 was in 1970, can you tell I'M PUMPED, thanks for listening.
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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by PNK PANTHER » Sunday, 21 August 2016, 6:41 AM

I run a D&A Maverick 250 8 tube 2 stage. And it works perfect with my set up.
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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by Lakotawalker » Sunday, 21 August 2016, 13:13 PM

Texas star 400 v love it gotta get that **Censored** set up for my general lee though

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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by Turk182 » Monday, 22 August 2016, 19:58 PM

Slyguy wrote:Ameritron AL811
How many watts in? Running 12w peaked and tuned. Have that same amp. How many watts can I expect out?
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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by jon6667 » Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:02 PM

never needed one.

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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by goofy » Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:06 AM

Texas Star DX350 (2X2879) that I loaf, only push it to around 90-130 watts.. That's more than enough for me in my mobile setup..

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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by Mountain 509 » Thursday, 01 September 2016, 12:18 PM

Base:
RM KLV 400 ....dead keys 50w, swings to 275w pep with the Cobra 2000........swings to 350w pep with the Galaxy 2547

Elkin 4 tube Mini-Max....dead keys 15w, swings to 390w pep with both the Cobra and Galaxy. (I know that sounds like to low of a dead key but it is clear and not ragged sounding at all)

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Texas Star Modulator V-plus..... dead keys 20w swings to 90w with the Cobra 75WXST.

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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by Rabbit Ears » Friday, 02 September 2016, 7:08 AM

UPDATE:

Hooked up my KL-300P to my truck's vintage 1980's President Grant (dual-final) four button *has FM too*. I'm impressed!! Very clean TX too...using a K-40 antenna.

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Re: What amp is everyone running?

Post by GreenGhost » Sunday, 04 September 2016, 14:55 PM

What does everyone think of the Xforce Midnight Specials class C, or the TS 500? Some say class C is best for AM.

In my mobile, Ford CVPI, have a Wilson 1000 mounted on the trunk lid where there was a hole for the former police antenna. Have double braided ground straps from the trunk lid to the body, just to make sure the trunk lid is grounded. Have a 200 amp alternator doing 120 amps at idle, and a Big 4 wire upgrade all in 0 gauge high strand wire.

Radio is a Cobra 29 Phill highly modded, variable power 0-18 watts. I'm looking for 500 watts out the antenna, but no more. Advise please.........thanks all...........73

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