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Best amp under 300W

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Best amp under 300W

Post by Turk182 » Saturday, 05 August 2017, 16:37 PM

Not looking to compete in the ch. 6 Super Bowl, just want to put a few extra mice in the wheel when conditions are less than 5-9. Running a GE Superbase at 4w/12w (not peaked/tuned), D-104, and a 3 element beam for 12m up a 50' tower. Got a 300w tuner (MFJ-941D) for the difference. SWRs are always 1.2 to 1 or less. Any thoughts on what amp would best compliment my setup? Not looking to attract attention from Charlie or blow up the tuner. BTW-Have an Astron RS-50M power supply for my HAM setup. Appreciate your advise in advance.
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Post by Mtn Lynx » Saturday, 05 August 2017, 19:33 PM

Pride 100 does pretty good for gettn heard, made bunch of contacts using it with my 959. Think I got it for 100 bucks

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Post by jon6667 » Sunday, 06 August 2017, 10:29 AM

**Non Sponsor** has the texas star 350 hd for 269.00
hard to beat a texas star amp.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 06 August 2017, 10:54 AM

Sorry jon but they aren't a sponsor so I had to edit it, needless to say they never have anything in stock anyway. Try GI Joe's for the same item, it's only $20 more and I'd bet they have them in stock. After that look up http://www.12voltpowersupplies.us/ , he is a new sponsor here and has the power supply you will need to run the amp.

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Post by silvereagle1 » Monday, 07 August 2017, 11:23 AM

I like the RM amps. The KL503 gives you around 300 watts and you can usually find them for around $150.00 brand new. They're mosfet AB amps and sound really nice on SSB when driven correctly. I've had one for 4 years now.

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Post by Turk182 » Saturday, 19 August 2017, 19:24 PM

silvereagle1 wrote:
Monday, 07 August 2017, 11:23 AM
I like the RM amps. The KL503 gives you around 300 watts and you can usually find them for around $150.00 brand new. They're mosfet AB amps and sound really nice on SSB when driven correctly. I've had one for 4 years now.

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Roger that, been eyeing a few of them on ebay. I'm interested in the KL-405v (with fans). Specs say it handles up to 10W AM/20W SSB. I sent an e-mail to RM Italy with a question regarding how much drive power, but they are not good at returning e-mails. So if I drive it with stock 4W AM/12W SSB, will that mean I only get half max. output?
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Re: Best amp under 300W

Post by Turk182 » Sunday, 20 August 2017, 5:27 AM

Turk182 wrote:
Saturday, 19 August 2017, 19:24 PM
silvereagle1 wrote:
Monday, 07 August 2017, 11:23 AM
I like the RM amps. The KL503 gives you around 300 watts and you can usually find them for around $150.00 brand new. They're mosfet AB amps and sound really nice on SSB when driven correctly. I've had one for 4 years now.

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Roger that, been eyeing a few of them on ebay. I'm interested in the KL-405v (with fans). Specs say it handles up to 10W AM/20W SSB. I sent an e-mail to RM Italy with a question regarding how much drive power, but they are not good at returning e-mails. So if I drive it with stock 4W AM/12W SSB, will that mean I only get half max. output?
Did some digging through this forum and most say no more than 1-1/2 to 2W in. BTW, I really like the 6-stage power output adjustment that seems to be missing on many other amps. When talking to locals, setting 1 (50W) should do. When DXing, setting 3 is probably optimal (don't want to run it to max).
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