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CW amplifiers

Post by 295 antenna » Thursday, 14 September 2017, 17:47 PM

when an amp. is listed as a CW amp does this mean you can not use it with voice ?
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Re: CW amplifiers

Post by jon6667 » Friday, 15 September 2017, 10:01 AM

no they have to say that. keeps them out of trouble.

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Post by 295 antenna » Friday, 15 September 2017, 15:53 PM

ok i was wondering thanks
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Re: CW amplifiers

Post by jon6667 » Saturday, 16 September 2017, 10:32 AM

no problem

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Re: CW amplifiers

Post by MDYoungblood » Saturday, 16 September 2017, 11:37 AM

Most CW amplifiers are listed as "Class C" , they would be fine for AM transmission after a easy mod because of the carrier in the AM signal, that said doesn't mean the amplifier will sound good transmitting. Amps like Texas Star use the "CW" to basically make it legal to produce under a "experimenter's ticket", they have a crystal socket and a key jack, the ones without usually say "amateur radio only". I personally haven't met anyone that heeds that warning.

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