Set S/N: B4528
Test Freq.: 50.200 MHz
P in: 22 Watts
P out: 380 watts
Ic: 53 amps
Remarks: Class AB Linear, preamp 0.6dB NF +16.5dB gain
See the pictures below showing the amplifier in the 19 inch cont.-duty cooling rack as it was orginally configured and the amplifier after removal from the cooling rack. Normally not needed to be in cooling rack for use.
It is recommended that DC cords from supply to amp are using 4# wire as the Ic is 55 amps! From looking at details on the web this translates to 5.18922 mm diameter wire (Metric), in which case the standard 6 mm wire is suitable. As the connection terminals on both the supply and amp are screw types, one will need to attach suitable solder lugs for the wire on both ends (4 lugs). Obviously with the lugs, it will be better to solder the wire on.
AWG# Dia." Dia. mm Ic
3 0.2294 5.82676 75 max.
4 0.2043 5.18922 60 max.
Some RF Assumptions:
I just ran some calculations on the ERP of the present set up on 6M taking into account cable losses given a average power of 280 watts to the antenna. In reality average peaks on SSB would exceed well over 335 watts if driven by a TX of 25 watts PEP. Have not been able to measure actual PEP output and have not driven at fullnput capacity, but here are the assumptions:
Transmitter Power Output (TPO) : 280 Watts on SSB on average from TE Systems 0552G
Linear Amplifier. The Antenna Gain : 6.3 dBi from 2 Element 50MHz HB9CV
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) = 28.62314151952302 dBW = 728.30644 Watts
Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) = 30.77158 dBW = 1194.42257 Watts
Value (Watts) : 280 Watts = 1194.42257 dBW
I think that is pretty comfortable for a small system