AMERITRON AL-80B Specifications

AMERITRON AL-80B Specifications
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800 WATTS OUT . . . $799!
AMERITRON’s AL-811H Linear Amplifier . . . from four fully neutralized 811A tubes
Only the AMERITRON
AL-811H
AL-811H gives you four
$
fully neutralized 811A transmitting tubes. You get
absolute stability and superb
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performance on higher bands
that can’t be matched by unBest Seller!
neutralized tubes.
AMERITRON mounts
Call your dealer
the 811A tubes vertically -not horizontally -- to prevent
for your best price!
hot tube elements from sagging and shorting out.
user modified
Others, using potentially damaging horifor 12 and 10
zontal mounting, require hard-to-find 811A
Meters.
tubes to retard harmful sagging and short• Four 811A
ing.
Tubes: Uses four rugged,
Powerful 20 CFM computer grade fan -- fully neutralized low cost 811A PA tubes.
not an open frame phonograph motor -• Vertical Tube Mounting: Prevents shortdraws in cool air to pressurize the cabinet
ing of tube filament/grid, prolongs tube life.
and efficiently cool your 811A tubes for an
• Fully Neutralized:
extra long life.
Improves stability and performance on
higher bands.
You also get efficient full-size heavy
• Input Tune Circuit: Adjustable rear
duty tank coils, computer grade capacitors,
panel slug tuned input circuit.
heavy duty high silicon core power trans• ALC Control: Built-in adjustable ALC
former, slug tuned input coils,
control.
operate/standby switch, transmit LED,
• Vernier Reduction Drives: Tuning and
ALC, dual meters, QSK compatibility with
loading reduction drives make tuning
QSK-5 option and much more!
smooth and easy.
• Dual Illuminated Meters: Monitor vital
SPECIFICATIONS:
operating functions.
• Output power: 800 Watts PEP, 600
• Heavy Duty Power Supply: 17 pounds,
Watts CW.
high silicone steel core transformer and
• All Band Operation: Covers 160-15
computer grade filter capacitor gives 1700
Meters including WARC bands. Can be
Volts high voltage at no load and 1500
799
Volts at full load.
Multi-Voltage Operation: User selectable
for 100/110/120/210/220/230 VAC operation. Shipped with transformer installed
and wired for 120 VAC for domestic model
or 240 VAC for export model.
• Air-Cooled: Quiet pressurized ventilation
keeps tubes safely cooled.
QSK Compatible: Optional external electronic pin diode Transmit/Receive switch.
QSK-5, $349. See page 12 for details.
• Attractive Lexan front decal
• One Year AMERITRON warranty.
• Dimensions: 81/4Hx133/4Wx151/2D inches.
• Operating Weight: 32 lbs.
• Made in the U.S.A.
A look inside AMERITRON’s AL-811H
Pi-Network Tuned input
provides 50 Ohm
load for your rig.
Four fully neutralized and
rugged 811A transmitting
tubes vertically
mounted.
Output tank circuit with
optimum “Q”
for each band
Heavy duty power supply:
17 lb. high silicone
steel transformer and
computer grade capacitors.
Heavy duty band switch
Pi-network gives smooth
tuning and excellent
harmonic suppression.
. . . the world’s high power leader!
AL-811 . . . 600 WATTS . . . $649!
More hams use Ameritron AL-811 amplifiers than any other amplifier in the
world . . . The AL-811 has earned a worldwide reputation for legendary quality,
flawless performance, proven reliability and superb customer service . . .
ufd of total capacitance (four 270
ufd, 450 volt capacitors) produces
1500 Volts under full load and 1700
Volts no load. That’s excellent high
voltage regulation!
Rectifier diodes are rated for a
massive surge current of 200 amps-won’t blow even if you accidentally
short the high voltage supply.
Wire wound, 7 Watt, 50 K Ohm
equalizing resistors safely protect
each filter capacitor -- not 2 Watt,
100 K Ohm carbon composition
resistors that cause filter capacitors
to explode or fail.
The Ameritron AL-811 power
supply is built tough so you get peak
performance year after year.
Tuned input provides
excellent load for any rig
A Pi-Network tuned input pro-
plate gets hot enough to melt.
Ameritron’s AL-811 linear
vides a 50 Ohm load for your rig.
Second, they use a directly heat- Even fussy solid state rigs can delivamplifier gives you plenty of
ed
thoriated
tungsten
filament
cathpower to bust through QRM!
er their full drive to the AL-811.
that prevents the electron emitLow loss slug tuned coils -- tunYou get a quiet desktop lin- ode
ting layer from instantly stripping off
ear that’s so compact it’ll slide
right into your operating position -- you’ll hardly know it’s
there . . . until QRM sets in.
Ameritron gives you four 811A tubes, 800 Watts for the
And you can conveniently
plug it into your nearest 120 same price as the competitor’s 3 tube 600 Watt unit . . .
VAC outlet -- no special
Why settle for less power and pay more money?
Only the Ameritron
wiring needed.
AL-811H gives you four
You get three tough 811A
fully neutralized 811A
transmitting tubes, extra
transmitting tubes. You
heavy duty power supply, all
get absolute stability and
HF band coverage, pressursuperb performance on
ized ventilation, tuned input,
higher bands that can’t be
dual illuminated meters,
matched by un-neutralized
adjustable ALC and much
tubes.
Ameritron mounts
more for an incredible $649!
the 811A tubes vertically
The First 600 Watts
-- not horizontally -- to
makes the difference
prevent hot tube elements
800 WATTS . . . $799!
A ball bearing vernier reduction
drive makes plate tuning safe, precise and easy.
Quiet pressurized
ventilation keeps your
tubes safely cooled
A quiet blower pressurizes the
cabinet with a large volume of air
flow. It keeps the 811A tube temperature well below the tube manufacturer’s rating -- even with a key
down carrier at 400 Watts output -without the overwhelming noise of
oversized fans.
Two illuminated meters
Two illuminated meters give you
a clear picture of your AL-811 operating conditions so you can tell right
away if something is wrong.
The Grid Current meter continuously checks for improper loading.
The other meter switches between
high voltage and plate current to
warn of abnormal conditions.
Ameritron exclusive Adapt- AVoltTM power transformer
Too high line voltage stresses
components and causes them to
wear out and fail. Too low line
voltage causes a “soft tube” effect -low output and signal distortion.
Ameritron’s exclusive AdaptA-VoltTM power transformer has a
special buck-boost winding that lets
you compensate for stressful high
line voltage and performance robbing low line voltage.
This makes your components
last longer and gives you peak performance -- regardless of your line
voltage.
Plus much, much more . . .
An Operate/Standby switch lets
you run barefoot, but you can
instantly switch to full power if
The AL-811 gives you 600
from sagging and shorting needed.
Watts PEP output -- that’s nearly 2
out. Potentially damagA transmit LED tells you when
full S-units over your barefoot rig.
ing horizontal tube
your rig is keying your AL-811.
That could mean the differmounting by competing
A 12 VDC keying relay makes
ence between hearing, “You’re Q- amplifier companies requires special 811A tubes to retard sagging and shorting.
it compatible with all solid state and
5 armchair copy” and “Sorry,
Quiet, powerful computer grade blower draws in plenty of cool air. It pres- tube rigs. A built-in back-pulse
can’t copy you, too much QRM.” surizes the cabinet and efficiently cools your 811A tubes. Our air flow is so
cancelling diode protects your rig’s
Now you won’t have to stand quiet, you’ll hardly know it’s there -- unlike noisy, oversized blowers.
keying circuit.
aside while the “big guns” steal
Efficient, full size size heavy duty tank coils, full height computer grade
Shielded RF compartment.
your DX. You’ll be able to log
capacitors, heavy duty silicon power transformer, slug tuned input coils, operOne year limited warranty.
some of those stations first.
ate/standby switch, transmit LED, ALC, dual meters, QSK compatibility with
Compact 16Dx133/4Wx8H inches.
The AL-811 gives you a pow- Ameritron’s QSK-5 plus much, much more!
30 pounds. UPS shippable.
erful punch at a price that’s easy
Shipped with transformer installed
on your wallet.
and wired for 120 VAC. Draws 8
All Band, All mode Coverage -- even if mistuning causes a sudden, able from the rear panel -- let you
amps at 120 VAC. Export model
severe current overload.
AL-811 covers all HF bands.
optimize performance. High quality AL-811X wired for 240 VAC.
The Ameritron AL-811 is excel- low drift silver mica capacitors
There’s no compromise on WARC
Includes 10 and 12 meters.
lent for the newcomer because it’s
and most MARS bands -- you get a
maintain proper tuning.
Made in the USA
tough enough to withstand momen100% rated output.
Output tank:
Made in USA. At Ameritron,
tary mistuning. And the tubes are so
Operate AL-811 on all modes.
Optimum Q on each band
we don’t just ship amplifiers, we
inexpensive that you can replace one
Get 600 Watts output PEP SSB and
The low loss pi-network output
build them to last.
500 Watts output CW. You even get for mere pocket change.
tank of the AL-811 has been carefulAsk a ham about us . . .
300 Watts on demanding continuous
The Ameritron advantage:
Ameritron has earned a worldcarrier modes like RTTY, SSTV, FM. Extra heavy duty power supply ly designed for optimum Q on each
band and built with top quality RF
wide reputation for legendary quality,
How the low cost 811A tube
gives you peak performance
components.
flawless performance, proven reliaresists premature failure -- even
The result is peak performance
year after year
bility and superb customer service.
over each band, wide impedance
when your amplifier is mistuned
The heart of the AL-811 power
Call your dealer for
First, they’re constructed with
supply is its heavy duty power trans- matching range and exceptionally
your best price!
widely spaced elements that miniformer with a high silicon steel core smooth tuning with efficiencies close
Get 600 Watts of real power and
to 70%. Even 3:1 SWR load won’t
mize the chance of elements touchweighing a hefty 17 pounds.
the best value for your money. Order
damage tubes or tank components.
ing and causing a short -- even if the
A full wave bridge using 52.5
your AL-811 today.
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AMERITRON’S four 572B tubes
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1300
Watts
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$1445!
AMERITRON creates new class of Near Legal Limit amplifiers with the
TM
AL-572 . . . you get nearly full legal SSB power output for 65% of the price
of a full legal limit amplifier . . . No one will ever know the difference . . .
Near Legal Limit TM
AL-572
$1445
Ameritron’s new class of Near
Legal LimitTM amplifiers give you
nearly full legal SSB power output
for 65% of the price of a full legal
limit amplifier . . . and no one will
ever know the difference!
You get 1300 Watts PEP SSB
nominal power out on amateur
bands 160 - 15 M.
Four rugged 572B tubes give
you near legal limit power and
instant 3 second warm-up time.
This whisper quiet, desktop linear plugs into your nearest 120
VAC outlet — no special wiring
needed.
You get . . . Ameritron’s exclusive Instantaneous
RF BiasTM, TM
TM
, ParasiticKiller ,
Dynamic ALC
Step-StartTM Inrush Protection,. . .
heavy duty power supply . . . fully
neutralized tubes . . .Pi/Pi-L network . . . tuned input . . . pressurized ventilation . . . dual lighted
Cross-Needle meters . . . multivoltage power transformer . . .
front panel ALC control . . . 6:1
vernier reduction drives . . . much
more!
Four rugged 572B Tubes
The AL-572 uses four rugged fully neutralized 572B tubes. Each tube has a heavy
duty Graphite Anode, low loss white
Ceramic Base, superior Titanium Getter
and legendary quality and ruggedness.
Ameritron’s exclusive ParasiticKillerTM
effectively suppresses all parasitic oscillations.
Near Legal LimitTM Power Output
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You’ll typically get 1300 Watts PEP
SSB, 1000 Watts CW continuous, 1000
Watts 1/2 hour PEP two-tone test on all
amateur bands from 160 through 15 Meters
(WARC bands and 10 Meters with reduced
performance — user modified for 10/12
Meters with license).
Instantaneous RF BiasTM eliminates heat
Ameritron’s exclusive Instantaneous RF
BiasTM completely turns off the 572B tubes
between words and dots and dashes. It
eliminates hundreds of watts wasted as heat
to give you cooler operation and longer
component life.
DynamicALCTM doubles average SSB power
Ameritron’s exclusive Dynamic ALCTM
gives you high level, low distortion RF
processing. It can more than double your
average SSB power.
Front panel control lets you adjust output power.
Heavy duty Power Supply
A heavy duty power supply using a high
silicon steel transformer delivers 2500 volts
at 0.7 amps with good regulation.
The plate supply uses a full wave doubler, 200 amp peak surge current diodes, 7
watt, 50 K ohm wire wound bleeder resistors and a bank of high quality computer
grade capacitors totaling 26 ufd.
Step-Start Inrush ProtectionTM
When you turn on your amplifier, a
massive inrush current flows. Eventually
this current will damage your amplifier.
Ameritron’s Step-Start Inrush
ProtectionTM limits damaging inrush current
to your power supply and tube filament.
This greatly extends the life of your amplifier components and tubes.
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Pi/Pi-L Output Network
The AL-572 Pi/Pi-L output network
gives you exceptionally smooth tuning,
wide matching range, full band coverage
and peak performance at all power levels.
Ball bearing vernier reduction drives on
plate and load controls make tuning precise
and easy. Detailed logging scales let you
quickly return to your favorite frequency.
Tuned Input lets your rig
deliver full output
A Pi-Network tuned input using slug
tuned coils provides a good 50 ohm load
for your rig. Even the fussiest solid state
rig will deliver full power to your AL-572.
Whisper Quiet pressurized cooling
A whisper quiet internal fan draws in
cool air over power supply components and
pressurizes the tube compartment to
remove heat for longest life.
Two lighted Cross-Needle Meters
Grid current, plate current and forward
PEP output power are continuously monitored to tell you of improper loading and
abnormal conditions.
A fourth scale switches among peak
reflected power (and SWR), high voltage,
ALC threshold and ALC output voltage.
Multi-Voltage Power Transformer
Ameritron’s Multi-Voltage Power
Transformer has a unique buck-boost winding. It lets you select from 14 primary
voltages centered on 115 and 230 VAC.
You can match your AL-572 to your AC
line voltage so you’ll get peak performance
and long component life — regardless of
your line voltage.
QSK Compatible
For lightning fast QSK operation use the
optional Ameritron electronic PIN diode
QSK switch. Use the external QSK unit,
QSK-5, $349, or install the internal QSK5PC board. Contact Ameritron.
Plus More!
An Operate/Standby switch lets you run
barefoot, but you can instantly switch to
full power if you need it.
Transmit LED; 12 VDC, 200 mA accessory jack; 12 VDC keying relay for solid
state/tube rigs; tough, nearly indestructable
Lexan-over-aluminum front panel.
Shipped with transformer installed and
wired for 120 VAC. Draws 16 amps at 120
VAC. Compact 81/2Hx151/2Dx141/2W inches.
Ameritron Warranty
In the unlikely event that there are
defects in materials or workmanship,
Ameritron will fix your AL-572 free for a
full year. The 572B tubes are covered by
manufacturer’s warranty.
Made in the U.S.A.
Ameritron . . .we build quality in the U.S.A.
Call your dealer for your best price
Enjoy 1300 Watts of near legal limit
power and the best value for your money.
Order your AL-572 today!
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AL-80B . . . 1 kW PEP output!
Ameritron doubles average SSB power!
AL-80B kilowatt output desktop linear can double your average
SSB power out with high-level RF processing -- runs cooler because its classic 3-500ZG tube completely turns off between words!
AL-80B
1399
$
Suggested Retail
and peak performance at all power levels.
Ball bearing vernier reduction drives
with logging scales on both the plate and
load controls make tuning precise and easy.
Rapidly retune to your favorite frequency.
Step-Start Inrush ProtectionTM
Step-Start Inrush ProtectionTM stops
damaging inrush current with a start up
sequence that’s easy on your tube and power
supply components.
Multi-Voltage Power Transformer
classic tube (except filaments) between
words and dots and dashes. It eliminates
Ameritron’s AL-80B kilowatt output
hundreds of watts wasted as heat to gives
desktop linear can double your average SSB cooler operation, longer component life.
power output with high-level RF processing
Gutsy Heavy Duty Power Supply
using Ameritron’s exclusive Dynamic ALCTM.
The guts of the AL-80B is its heavy duty
You get cooler operation because the
power supply. A 26 pound transformer
AL-80B’s exclusive Instantaneous RF
using a high silicone steel core, computer
TM
Bias completely turns off the classic 3-500 grade capacitors, heavy duty bleeders and
tube between words. It saves hundreds of
ten 3 amp, 1000 Volt power rectifiers give
watts wasted as heat.
you a stiff 2700 volts fully loaded. Many
You get a full kilowatt PEP output from amplifiers using two 3-500s use such small
a whisper quiet desktop linear. It’s a compower supplies they don’t deliver much
pact 81/2Hx14Dx151/2 inches and plugs into
more power output than the AL-80B.
your nearest 120 VAC outlet. Covers all
70% Efficiency
bands 160-15 Meters, including WARC and
The AL-80B is built on a rugged steel
MARS (10/12 Meters mod with license).
chassis. It has a separate RF compartment
You get 850 Watts output on CW, 500
that’s fully shielded to keep RF from leakWatts output on RTTY, an extra heavy duty ing out. This keeps RFI and TVI to a minipower supply, a classic 3-500 tube, nearly
mum.
70% efficiency, tuned input, Pi/Pi-L output,
Superb RF design and layout, Hi-Q tank
inrush current protection, multi-voltage
circuit and commercially rated RF power
transformer, dual Cross-Needle meters, QSK components give you nearly 70% plate efficompatability, two-year warranty, made in
ciency over the entire operating range. Your
USA, plus much more!
power goes into your antenna instead of
TM
Dynamic ALC doubles
heating up your amplifier.
average SSB power
A whisper quiet internal fan draws in
TM
The AL-80Bs exclusive Dynamic ALC
cool air over power supply components and
gives you high-level low-distortion RF pro- pressurizes the 3-500 classic tube compartcessing. When activated, it can more than
ment to remove heat for longest life.
double your average SSB power and proTuned input lets your rig
duce up to 6 dB improvement in intelligibildeliver full output
ity. Maximizes your talk power without dis50 Ohm broadband Pi-Network tuned
tortion/splatter.
input is used. Even fussy solid state transA convenient front panel control lets you mitters will deliver full power!
adjust output power level.
Pi/Pi-L Output Network
Instantaneous RF BiasTM
A carefully designed Pi/Pi-L output neteliminates heat
work using the optimum Q for each band
The AL-80Bs exclusive Instantaneous
gives exceptionally smooth tuning, extremeRF BiasTM completely turns off the 3-500
ly wide matching range, full band coverage
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Excessive line voltage stresses components and causes wear out. Low line voltage causes a “soft tube” effect -- low output/
signal distortion.
Our exclusive Multi-Voltage Power
TransformerTM lets you optimize for different line voltage. Select from 14 different primary voltages from 90-140 VAC & 205-250
VAC.
The high voltage secondary can be wired
to reduce plate voltage for efficient operation
below 400 Watts for use outside the USA.
Dual Illuminated
Cross-Needle Meters
Ameritron’s dual illuminated cross-needle meters give you four separate meters to
monitor your operating conditions -- you
can tell right away if something is wrong.
Grid and plate current and forward PEP
output power are continuously monitored to
show improper loading/abnormal conditions.
The fourth meter can be switched to
monitor your 3-500 classic tube DC plate
voltage, reflected PEP power and the SWR
of your antenna, ALC voltage to your rig
and the grid current that starts ALC action -get a clear picture of your AL-80B.
QSK Compatible
The fast open frame T/R (transmit/
receive) relay in the AL-80B switches nearly as fast as some vacuum relay QSK T/R
switches.
For lightning fast QSK operation use the
optional external electronic PIN diode QSK5 T/R switch or the internal QSK-5PC.
Plus much, much more!
Operate/Standby switch lets you run
barefoot, but can instantly switch to full
power if you need it.
Has transmit LED; 12 VDC, 200 mA
accessory jack; 12 VDC keying relay for
solid state and tube rigs; tough, nearly indestructible Lexan over-aluminum front panel.
Two year limited warranty.
Made in the USA. Ameritron is the
proven leader in high power amplifiers.Call
your dealer for your best price!
HF Linear Amplifiers with EimacTM 3CX800A7
Choose the single 3CX800A7 Amp for 1250 Watts PEP or . . .
. . . select the dual 3CX800A7 Amp for 1500 Watts PEP PLUS!
ALC control: Front panel
adjustable, true ALC control.
Hefty power supply: 32 lb. grain
One tube orientated, silicone steel core transSuggested former.
Retail
Step-Start Inrush Protection:
AL-800H Stops damaging inrush current.
Multi-voltage operation: 14
$
2695 user-selectable
AC line voltage from
Two tubes 90-140; 200-250 VAC.
Dual illuminated cross-needle
meters: Read peak forward, reflected, SWR
high-voltage, grid/plate current.
Compact 8½Hx16½Dx14¼W inches.
52 pounds operating weight. (AL-800H).
Power required: 240 VAC, 14 amps (AL800H).
If you’re looking for high power in a desktop size amplifier, this is the amp for you.
Contact Ameritron for a free AL-800H or AL800 instruction manual.
AL-800
1825
$
Ameritron’s AL-800H gives you the power
of the big guns, but the desktop size of the
economy amplifiers!
This amplifier is for those who don’t have
the space that a big amp like the AL-1500
requires, but is big on power!
You get big output power, 1500 Watts plus
from the AL-800H and 1250 Watts from the
AL-800, more than enough to compete with
the big guns.
You’ll be able to break through pileups to
log more DX and get great scores in contests!
But the amplifier still can fit into a small
space on the desktop or at the operating station because its compact physical size.
The price is a little less than the big boy
amplifiers as well . . .
Output power: 1250 watts PEP, single
3CX800A7. 1500 W plus, two 3CX800A7s.
160-15 Meters including WARC bands.
Modifiable for 12/10 Meters, FCC license
required.
Genuine EimacTM tube(s): AL-800 has a
single Eimac 3CX800A7; AL-800H has two
Eimac 3CX800A7s, adjustable slug-tuned
input circuit.
Output network: Pi/Pi-L gives you smooth
tuning and wide matching range.
Vernier reduction drives make tuning and
loading adjustments smooth and easy.
Tube protection: Grid current limiting circuit protects your tubes.
Quiet pressurized ventilation keeps tubes
safely cooled.
An inside look at
AMERITRON’s AL-800H
An inside look at AMERITRON’S AL-80B
Dual illuminated cross-needle meters give you
four separate indicators that monitor your
operating conditions -- PEP forward power,
PEP reflected power, SWR, Grid Current,
Plate Current, Plate Voltage
and ALC.
Heavy duty power supply: 26 lb. high silicone
steel transformer and
computer grade
capacitors.
Heavy Duty
Bandswitch.
Rear panel
adjustable input
Pi-Network.
Tank coils spaced away
from chassis for optimum “Q”.
Pi-Network gives
smooth tuning and
full band coverage,
even on 160 and 80
Meters.
Genuine
classic
3-500 Tube.
AMERITRON’S AL-80B Kilowatt Desktop Linear
SPECIFICATIONS:
Frequency Coverage: 1.8, 3.5,7, 14, 21 MHz and WARC bands.
Export/User modified models include 10/12 Meters.
Input Circuit: Adjustable Pi-Network, VSWR 1.3:1 or less at resonance.
Output Circuit: Pi-L/Pi-Network.
Input Bandwidth: 20% for 2:1 VSWR or better.
Drive Requirement: 85 Watts for 800 Watt CW output.
10 dB gain.
Shipping Weight: Amplifier, 54 lbs.; tube, 3 lb.
Operating Weight: 48 pounds.
Efficiency: CW/SSB better than 66%.
Dimensions: 151/4Dx14Wx81/2H inches.
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AMERITRON super legal limit amplifiers
These three rugged linears all use a super heavy duty
Hypersil(R) power supply capable of 2500 Watts!
Ameritron’s AL-1500 Amplifier with Eimac(R) 3CX1500A7
age transformer, QSK compatability, and a “OPR” LED will no longer light and the
one-year warranty.
amplifier will go into a bypass condition until
The guts of the AL-1500 is its heavy
reset by the operator.
duty power supply, with a 32 lb. Peter
Transformer provides many options
(R)
Dahl Hypersil trans-former using a high
Since excessive
silicone steel core, computer grade capaci- line voltage stresses
tors (33 mfd total), heavy duty bleeders
components (low
and twenty 3 amp, 1000 volt power rectiline voltage causes a
fiers give you a stiff 3300 volts fully
“soft tube” effect, for
loaded.
example),
The AL-1500 is built on a rugged steel Ameritron’s excluchassis with a separate RF compartment
sive Multi-Voltage
fully shielded to keep RF from leaking out, Power TransformerTM
AL-1500
Feel the need for maximum keeping RFI and TVI to a minimum.
lets you optimize for Peter Dahl Hypersil(R)
$
legal HF output power?
Superb RF design and layout, Hi-Q tank
different line volttransformer weighs 32 lbs.
AMERITRON’s AL-1500 will
ages. Select from 4
Suggested
give it to you.
different primary voltage ranges, from 205-219
Retail
Using the Herculean
VAC to 252 to 265 VAC. The amplifier comes
3CX1500A/ 8877 ceramic tube with its high
wired from the factory for 240 VAC.
power gain, the AL-1500 needs only 65 watts
The AL-1500 has two illuminated panel
of drive from your exciter to deliver the
meters. Grid Current meter provides continugoods-- transceivers and other exciters just
ous reading of the critical grid current and
loaf at 1500 watts out.
indicates proper, safe amplifier operation.
Cool, efficient operation is provided by a
The other meter can be selected to read
forced-air system with tube chimney, using a
Plate Voltage, Plate Current, Peak RF Watts,
commercial grade die-cast ball bearing blower
or ALC. A SSB/CW selector switch chooses
for maximum tube life. The tube is further
bias voltage for best linearity on SSB or lowprotected by time delay starting and automatic
est dissipation on CW.
over-current shutoff to remove drive power if
The Operate/Standby switch, in Standby,
the amplifier is mis-tuned.
maintains the tube’s filament and plate voltYou get full legal power output from a
ages while allowing “barefoot” operation.
An inside look at the AMERITRON AL-1500
whisper quiet desktop linear. Measures 181/2D
Includes 12 volt DC auxiliary jack and an
x17Wx10H inches, and covers all bands, 160- circuit and commercially rated RF power com- “XMT” LED to provide indication of proper
15 Meters, including WARC and MARS (80% ponents give you 65% plate efficiency over the amplifier keying by the exciter. Power
of full output set to nearest amateur band).
entire operating range. Power goes into the
required: 240 VAC, 15 amps.
10/12 Meters modifiable.
antenna instead of into heat.
Frequency coverage: 1.8,3.5,7,14, 21 MHz &
You get 1500 watts output (1/2
50-ohm broadband Pi-Network tuned inWarc bands. User-modifiable for 28 MHz (FCC
hour continuous carrier) and
put with slug-tuned coils is used. Even fussy
license required).
2500 watts (30 second continusolid state transmitters deliver full power!
Size:181/2Dx17Wx10H”. 77 pounds. UPS shipous carrier and 2500 wattsA carefully designed Pi/Pi-L output netpable, 3 boxes.
plus 30 minute PEP twowork using the optimum Q for each band with
Add-on Electronic Bias System . . . $3995
tone test). You get all this
vernier ball drives gives smooth tuning, wide for AL-80A/82/1200/1500 Amps
power, plus, 65% effimatching range, full band coverage, and peak EBS-1, $39.95. EBS reduces heat by
ciency, pi-network
reducing quiescent current to low values
performance at all power levels.
tuned input, Pi/Pi-L
The AL-1500’s grid overload circuit pro- during periods when exciter output falls
output, inrush current
tects the tube from excessive grid current; if below 100 mW. Features remote detector board. EBS-1H, $49.95, for other
protection, multi-volt175 mA of peak gric current is reached, the
amplifiers. Call 662-323-8211 for details.
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Ameritron’s 3CX1200A7 Amplifier
Ameritron’s Dual 3-500Z Amplifier
Ham Radio’s toughest tube -the Eimac(R) 3CX1200A7 is in
ham radio’s toughest amplifier!
It has a 50-Watt control grid dissipation. It also has the same
super heavy duty power supply
that’s in our AL-1500 amplifier
that
loafs at
AL-1200
full power. A 3CX1200A7
$
has the lowest quantity histoSuggested Retail ry of field replacement of any
modern transmitting tube that
we use. It has the ruggedness and power handling of ceramic tubes combined with the
long-life of thoriated tungsten filaments.
This classic linear gives you full legal
output using a pair of 3-500Z graphite tubes.
Examine the features and component ratings of the AL-82 and
compare it to any competing
amplifier using two 3-500Zs.
Most competing amplifiers using
3-500Zs can’t give you 1500
Watts because their lightweight
power
supplies
AL-82
can’t use these tubes to
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their full potential. Our
Suggested Retail AL-82 amplifier uses the
same Peter Dahl
Hypersil(R) power transformer and used in the AL-1500 and AL-1200
amplifiers -- powerful stuff, just loafs at full
power!
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AMERITRON no
tune
Solid State FET Amplifier
No tuning, no fuss, no worries -- just turn on and operate . . . Incredibly low $1299 includes
AC power supply, 600 Watts output, continuous 1.5-22 MHz coverage, instant bandswitching,
no warm-up, no tubes to baby, fully SWR protected, extremely quiet, very compact . . .
AMERITRON’s revolutionary ALS-600 is amateur radio’s only
linear amplifier that uses four rugged TMOS RF power FETs -gives unequaled no tune solid state performance.
$1299 includes Ameritron’s no tune FET Amplifier and a
120/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz AC power supply for home operation.
You get instant bandswitching, no tuning, no warm-up, no fuss!
ALS-600 gives 600 Watts PEP Output power and 500 Watts CW
with continuous coverage 1.5 to 22 MHz; 10/12 Meters with easyto-install optional kit, $29.95 plus shipping. Must present FCC
license at time of sale.
SWR Protection prevents amplifier damage if you switch to the
wrong band, use the wrong antenna or have a high SWR. Overpower protection enables if output forward power or reflected
power exceeds a safe level. Output power is automatically reduced
to prevent amplifier damage by controlling ALC to exciter.
The ALS-600 is extremely quiet. A low speed, low volume fan
is so quiet you’ll hardly know it’s there, unlike noisey blowers
used in other amplifiers. The ALS-600 is a compact 6x91/2x12
inches -- takes up less space than your rig! Weighs just 121/2 lbs.
An illuminated Cross-Needle SWR/Wattmeter lets you read
SWR, forward and reflected peak power simultaneously. An
Operate/Standby switch lets you run “barefoot”, but you can
instantly switch to full power if you need it.
You get a front-panel ALC control! This exclusive AMERITRON feature lets you adjust your output power on the convenient front panel display. You also get front panel Transmit, ALC,
and SWR LED indicators. A 12 VDC output jack lets you power
low current accessories. Enjoy 600 Watts of no tune Solid State
power. Call your favorite dealer for your best price.
ALS-600PS Heavy Duty Power Supply
•Massive choke input
filter greatly improves
voltage regulation and
reduces peak AC line
current • AMERITRON’s
exclusive Multi-Voltage
Power Transformer lets
you compensate for
stressful high line voltage
and performance robbing
low line voltage • StepStart Inrush ProtectionTM
stops damaging inrush
currents and extends the
life of your power supply
components • Illuminated
Cross-Needle Meter
monitors voltage and current of 50 VDC line
• Extremely quiet fan •
Very compact 6x91/2x12
inches -- can be placed conveniently out of the way • Wired for
120 VAC, supplies 50 VDC at 25 Amps to ALS-600 amplifier •
Also use on 100-130 VAC and 220-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz • Draws
less than 12 Amps at 100 VAC and less than 6 Amps at 230 VAC •
Includes prewired cable to plug into ALS-600 amplifier
• Made in U.S.A.
Switching Power Supply
ALS-600SPS
$
Works with
629
all ALS-600
Suggested
amplifiers.
Retail
Extremely
lightweight, just 10 lbs.
Superb regulation, very low
radiated noise.
Measures a compact
9Wx6Hx141/2D inches.
$
1299
ALS-600
Suggested Retail
(Includes AC Power Supply, ALS-600PS)
ALS-600 Amp with Switching
Power Supply
New! ALS-600S, $1428. ALS-600
amplifier with 10 lb. ALS-600SPS
switching power supply combo.
Just don’t take it from us . . . here’s what “they”
say about our solid state base station amplifier:
From QST Magazine, March, 2005
“. . . the ampifier faulted only when it was supposed to. It protected
itself from our boneheaded, sleep-deprived band changing manuevers . . . ”
“I found myself not worrying about damaging this amplifier. It
seems quite capable of looking out for itself. . . . Kudos to Ameritron.”
“I couldn’t hear any noise at all from the SPS (switching power supply) on the vertical or quad . . .”
“I came to greatly appreciate the size, weight, reliability and simplicity of this amplifier.”
“The ALS-600S makes it possible to pack a transceiver and a
600 Watt amplifier, that together weigh less than 30 pounds.”
From website review, 2005
“I've owned my Ameritron ALS-600 for about 6 months. I previously used it with a manual tuner but recently opted for an MFJ-994.
The ALS-600 is very easy to operate. In fact, it's almost idiot
proof. It's no tune, no warm-up, and let's you change bands with the
turn of a switch. The unit runs cool, has virtually no fan noise, and
gets great audio and signal reports. As a caveat, you must have a
1.8 or less SWR for the unit to transmit. This means a well tuned
antenna or a good tuner to bring down the SWR. If the SWR goes
beyond 1.8:1, the fault circuit will kick-in. It's easily resettable with
the touch or a button. If you are used to tube amps, you'll spend a
few hours on the learning curve using solid state amps and keeping
reasonable SWRs. In other words, two coat hangers with ends
twisted together out the window for 160 meters probably won't work.
The amp & power supply work well on 110-115 volts and there's
really no need to set it for 220. If you want ease of operation, use
efficient and well tuned antennas, and don't mind paying about $2
per watt for solid state versus about $1.25 per watt for a tube amp,
you'll love the Ameritron ALS-600.”
ARF-1000 RF Filter . . . $159
Use with transceiver or amplifier
that produces unwanted harmonics. Frequency select switches to
1 of six different ranges, 1.5-30
MHz. When the filter is selected
it reduces harmonics above cutoff frequency. Handles 1 kW SSB
input power, 600W CW or 400W
RTTY. SWR less than 1.3:1 on
all ham bands. SO-239 in/output.
Compact 51/ Wx31/ Hx91/ D inches.
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AMERITRON mobile
no tune Solid State Amp
500 Watts, Instant bandswitching, no tuning, no warm-up, SWR protected, 1.5-22 MHz . . .
NEW! ARI-500 Amplifier Radio Interface reads transceiver band data -- automatically bandswitches ALS-500M amp . . . NEW! ALS-500RC Remote Head gives total remote control!
data from your transceiver so you can automatically
bandswitch your ALS-500M amplifier. See below inset.
Choose ARI-500 for fully automatic bandswitching or ALS500RC for manual remote control.
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ALS-500RC
$
Suggested Retail
Just turn on and operate -- no warm-up, no
tuning, instant bandswitching. Compact.
$
Ameritron's ALS-500M solid state mobile amp
gives you 500 Watts PEP SSB or 400 Watts CW
Suggested Retail output! Covers 1.5-22 MHz, (10/12 Meters
with MOD-10M, $29.95 kit, requires FCC
license). Mail with order to Ameritron.
Virtually indestructible! Load Fault Protection eliminates
amplifier damage due to operator error, antenna hitting tree branches, 18-wheeler passing by. Thermal Overload Protection
disables/bypasses amp if temperature is excessively high. Auto resets.
Typically 60-70 watts in gives full output. ON/OFF switch
bypasses amplifier for "barefoot" operation. Extremely quiet fan
comes on as needed. Excellent harmonic suppression, push-pull
output, DC current meter. 13.8 VDC/80 Amps. Super-compact
31/2x9x15 inches. 7 pounds.
ALS-500M, $849, 500 Watt mobile amp.
ALS-500MR, $879, ALS-500M mobile amp plus ALS-500RC Remote
Head for full manual remote control.
ARF-500K, $179.95, Remote kit for older ALS- 500M mobile
amps with serial # below 13049. Includes filter/relay board for
ALS-500M, AL-500RC Remote Head, cables, hardware, instructions.
ARF-500K2, $289.95. Includes ARF-500K Remote kit for older
ALS-500Ms plus ARI-500 Amplifier Radio Interface below.
New ARI-500, $119.95, Amplifier Radio Interface reads band
849
ALS-500M
New ALS-500RC, $49,
Remote Head lets you mount
ALS-500M amplifier anywhere and gives you full
manual remote control. Select
desired band, turn On/Off and
monitor current draw on its DC
Current Meter. Power, transmit and overload LEDs. RJ-45 cables
plug into Amplifier/ Remote Head. Works with serial numbers
above 13049 (below 13049 requires the ARF-500K, see left).
Let your rig auto bandswitch
your ALS-500M Amplifier w!
$
11995
ARI-500
Ne
Suggested Retail
The Ameritron
ARI-500 Amplifier
Radio Interface
reads band data from your Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood or Alinco
transceiver so they can remotely and automatically bandswitch
your ALS-500M amp.
Lets you mount your ALS-500M out-of-the-way in your trunk.
Works with serial numbers above 13049 (below 13049
requires the ARF-500K, see above).
You can add the ALS-500RC for manual bandswitching and
data monitoring, etc, see left description.
Ameritron precision peak-reading SWR Wattmeters
Flat Mount Mobile SWR/Wattmeter
$
AWM-35
Base Station 1500 Watt SWR/Wattmeter
159
95
Suggested Retail
Ameri-tron’s
flat Mobile Peak
Reading
SWR/Wattmeter
is just 15/8” thick
-- easily mounts
on your dashboard for easy
viewing.
Flat mount
on wall or shelf
Remote sensor in your ham shack for best viewing
angle.
Remote sensor with 25 feet thin,
flexible cable lets you place sensor
and coax out-of-the-way.
Handles full 1500 Watts, 1.8-30
MHz. Lighted Cross-Needle meter.
Active electronics lets you read
true peak or average power in
3000/300 Watt ranges. Has “High
SWR” LED. Flat-Mount wattmeter
measures 5Wx31/4H x15/8D”; remote
sensor is compact 31/2Wx23/4H x23/4D”. Use 9V battery or 12 VDC.
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AWM-30
149
Suggested Retail
Ameritron
painstakingly designed
the AWM-30 to make
accurate and precise
power measurements.
Designed-in-accuracy is the result of a
carefully designed
directional coupler, an
accurate active peak
reading circuit and a
precision d’Arsonval
meter movement.
Ameritron’s
AWM-30 reads true-peak or average power on a large illuminated
three inch Cross-Needle meter. Handles 1500 Watts, 1.8 to 30
MHz. Has 3000/300 Watt ranges. Reads forward and reflected
power and SWR on highly visible dual cross-needle meter movement.
Remote sensor with cable lets you conveniently place sensor.
Battery saver turns unit off with no RF applied. Uses 12 VDC or 9
volt battery (not included). Beautiful wrap-around custom metal
cabinet looks great in your shack. Measures a compact
41/2Wx41/2Hx51/2D inches.
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AMERITRON HF Mobile “Screwdriver” Antenna
1.2 kW... 3.5-30 MHz continuous ...1.5:1 VSWR...more!
SDA-100
$
369
Suggested
Retail
AMERITRON's SDA-100 may be the
best built, best looking, best performing
HF mobile screwdriver antenna in the
world! When properly installed on your
vehicle this antenna provides coverage from
80 through 10 Meters with a 6 foot whip.
Remove the whip for 40 through 6 Meters.
What makes our antennas stand above
all the rest is that our CNC machined components are from aircraft aluminum or stainless steel and blueprinted, meaning you can
take antennas apart and mix them up, then
reassemble and they all work the same.
Our fiberglass coil form is approximately 2 inches in diameter. Other antenna
builders know fiberglass is better but they
choose not to use it because of the expense
and difficulty in machining. We use 14
gauge wire for high power capability,
wound at eight turns an inch for maximum
efficiency. We machine groove our coils so
they will not loosen up or jam -- they won't
wear out, for years of trouble free service!
New Lexan cover is super durable and
protects your Ameritron screwdriver for
years of trouble-free service.
The decoupler we use is CNC machined
for tight tolerances with custom fingerstock designed to contact 3 turns of coil all
the time with over 25 pounds of combined
contact pressure. With this design you can
run up to 1.2 kilowatts PEP, trouble free.
It's so superior to anything else on the market that we put our outstanding AMERITRON warranty behind it.
We use a new heavy duty Pittman commercial 12 volt gear motor, which is very
durable and quiet while receive tuning.
This motor is super heavy duty for years of
trouble-free service. Antennas come with
the sensors already installed so if you
decide to add an auto controller now or
later, everything is ready.
The AMERITRON SDA-100 includes:
Up/Down switch; 5 feet of motor DC
cable with detachable weather sealed connector; decoupling toroid matching coils.
The SDA-100 comes in a handsome
black finish, using the Dupont
Basecoat/Clearcoat system.
Optional accessories:
SDM-100, $75.
Stainless steel flange mount base
bracket , with multiple pre-punched
holes. The SDA-100 mounting rod is
a 1-in. pipe thread 14-in.
long. Ship Code B.
SWP-100, $19.95.
6-ft stainless steel whip.
Combination Price Saves $!
SDA-110, $454. Combination of SDA100 Screwdriver antenna, SDC-100 digital
controller, and SWP-100 six foot stainless
whip. SAVES $!!!
Programmable 10-Memory
Screwdriver Controller
NEW! SDC-102 lets
you save 10 screwdriver
antenna positions in
memory. With a push of
a button, you can quickly
return to any saved position.
Up/Down buttons let
you manually move the
SDC-102
antenna to any desired posi95
tion. A 4-digit turns counter $
Ship Code A
with bright see-in-the-sun
LEDs gives you precise antenna position.
The antenna always moves to its desired
position from the bottom, insuring that the
motor is always loaded the same.
Ameritron’s AutoParkTM feature automatically bottoms your antenna for parking in
your garage and resets and calibrates your
counter each time to eliminate antenna slippage and turns count errors.
Ameritron’s Dead-OnSTOPTM feature
eliminates overshoot for dead-on stops.
Ameritron’s StallProtectorTM feature shuts
off stalled motors to prevent motor burnout.
Motor current can be monitored for signs
of trouble and to determine stall current.
Motor direction can be reversed so the UP
button is always up. Compatible with single/
dual magnetic sensors. 31/2Wx31/4Hx11/4D in.
SRS-100, $29.95. Magnetic sensor kit for
High Sierra antennas to use SDC-102.
SRS-1001, $9.95. Magnetic sensor kit for
Hi-Q Antennas to use SDC-102.
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SDC-100
Digital Screwdriver
95 Controller
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4-digit
Ship Code A
$
super bright
LEDs tell you exactly
where your antenna is
positioned! Re-tune
exactly -- fast, no guessing. Digital count range
-999 to +999. On/off/reset switch for easy
calibration. 4Wx11/2H x2D”. Use 13.8VDC.
SRS-100, $29.95. Magnetic sensor kit for
High Sierra antennas. SRS-1001, $9.95.
Magnetic sensor kit for Hi-Q Antennas.
Ameritron Precision, compact SWR/wattmeters
AMERITRON precision, compact
SWR/Power Meters are the Cadillacs of
ham radio! If you will not settle for less
than the best accuracy and precision these
four new models are for you.
You get a large 25/8x11/4 inch precision
illuminated meter for easy wide-angle
viewing. A highly visible black and red
meter scale on a bright white background
makes it quick and easy to read SWR, forward or reflected power. Lamp requires
13.8 VDC or 110 VAC operation.
A functional and simple front panel layout lets you select power ranges, bands or
make SWR readings intuitively.
The AMERITRONs feature an SWR
scale that extends the full view of the
meter. 3:1 SWR is centered at mid-scale to
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give you precision, wide-range measurements.
All AMERITRON precision, compact
meters feature peak and average, forward
and reflected power readings and have
selectable power ranges.
Each AMERITRON is housed in an all
metal cabinet with rubber feet and protected by durable speckled black paint. A
designer injection molded grey front panel
perfectly matches any transceiver.
6Wx21/2Hx4D inches.
Air dielectric SO-239 connectors with
gold plated center pins gives superb performance to beyond 525 MHz.
These meters are precisely factory calibrated for accurate measurments.
Choose from four Ameritron models . . .
AWM-20, $144.95. HF, covers 1.6 to
60 MHz. 30, 300, 3000 Watt power ranges.
AWM-22, $104.95. HF/VHF, covers
1.8 to 200 MHz. 5, 20, 200W power ranges.
AWM-23, $124.95. VHF/UHF, covers
125-525 MHz. 5, 20, 200W power ranges.
AWM-24, $179.95. HF/VHF/UHF,
covers 1.8-525 MHz. 5, 20, 200W power
ranges.
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AMERITRON True Legal Limit
TM
Tuner
Easily handles 1500 Watts continuous carrier even on 160 Meters . . . High-current edge-wound silver plated Roller Inductor . . . Two 500 pf high capacitance
tuning capacitors with 6:1 vernier reduction drives . . . 3 core choke balun . . . Six
position antenna switch . . . True peak reading Cross-Needle SWR/Wattmeter . . .
• Handles well over 1.5 kW carrier
• Super High Current edge-wound
silver plated Roller Inductor
• 500 pf tuning capacitors with 6:1
xvernier reduction drives
• 3 core choke balun
• 6 position antenna switch
• True peak reading meter
You’ll see Ameritron’s new super high
current air core roller inductor. It’s edge
wound from a thick solid copper strip and
silver plated. This produces a large surface
area and a massive conductor. It can carry
huge circulating RF currents and withstand
tremendous heat that’ll melt or burn ordinary roller inductors.
A gear driven turns counter and crank
knob gives you precise inductance control.
Two 500 pf Tuning Capacitors
Two 500 pf -- the highest of any antenna
tuner -- variable transmitting capacitors give
you no-arc wide range impedance matching
for true high power performance.
6:1 vernier reduction drives makes capacitor tuning smooth and easy.
Super Balun, 6 position Antenna Switch
Super heavy duty three core choke balun
ATR-30
lets you match virtually any balanced feedline antenna without core saturation.
A 6 position antenna switch lets you
select
your desired operating antenna.
AMERITRON’s
Suggested Retail
Read true Peak Power
ATR-30 True Legal
Ameritron’s active electronic true peak
LimitTM roller inductor antenna tuner is ham
reading meter accurately reads forward and
radio’s toughest! It’ll handle 1500 Watts
continuous carrier output on all modes and reflected power and SWR simultaneously on
all HF bands into most antennas -- even on a lighted Cross-Needle meter.
Roomy Cabinet maintains High-Q
160 Meters where most antenna tuners fail.
Roomy extra-strong .080 inch thick aluIt’s perfect for Ameritron’s most powerminum cabinet gives highest efficiency and
ful amplifiers where the ATR-30 just loafs.
All band coverage lets you operate 1.8-30 lowest loss. 131/4Wx55/8 Hx171/2 D inches.
MHz including all MARS and WARC bands. Has Ameritron’s superb one year limited
warranty with legendary customer service.
Super High Current Roller Inductor
599
$
1.2 kW Antenna Tuner Fan Cooled Dummy Load Legal Limit Dummy Load
ATR-20
$
459
Suggested Retail
Handles a
full 1.2 kW SSB and 600 Watts CW. Great
for Ameritron’s AL-811, AL-811H, AL-80B,
ALS-500M, ALS-600 and other 1.2 kW SSB
amplifiers. Its roller inductor (gear driven
with turns counter and crank knob) “T”
matching network continuously tunes all frequencies from 1.8 through 30 MHz. Both
tuning capacitors have vernier reduction gear
drives for smooth precise tuning.
Accurate built-in 3 kW true peak or average detecting directional power meter. Peak
and average forward power, reflected power,
and SWR are displayed on a lighted crossneedle meter. Scratch-proof Lexan front panel.
Rear panel connectors for coaxial wire
and balanced feedlines. A heavy duty, high
voltage insulated, current-type balun allows
use with balanced feedlines.
Matching range extends from 1 to 2500
Ohms (5 to 500 Ohms on 160 Meters) at
reduced power. Six position antenna selector
switch.
Measures 13Wx43/4Hx17D inches.
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AMERITRON’s
2500 Watt fan
cooled dummy load
handles any legal
limit amplifier, and
lets you tune-up
your expensive
amplifier fast and
super easy.
Works with all
amplifiers, transADL-2500
ceivers and transmitters
$
95 from DC through 6 Meters.
It can dissipate 2500
Suggested Retail
Watts average power for
one minute on, ten minutes off. Handles
300 Watts continuous. SWR is less than
1.25 to 1 below 30 MHz and less than 1.4
from 30 to 60 MHz.
Four 50 Ohm non-inductive super high
energy density resistors are used. Each has
an incredibly high energy density of 7000
joules per cubic inch per second with a voltage gradient of 10 kV per inch!
Detailed specifications and power curve
are permanently silk-screened on the
bronzed cabinet for easy reference. Uses 12
VDC or 110 VAC. Measures 91/2Dx81/4W
x4H in. Has SO-239 connectors. 5 pounds.
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AMERITRON’s
Legal Limit oil filled
dummy load lets you
run the maximum
legal limit of 1500
Watts for a full five
minutes.
ADL-1500 has
high quality industrial grade transformer
oil (no PCB) and
heavy duty 50 Ohm
ADL-1500X
resistor.
$
95
AMERITRON’s
Legal Limit oil filled
Without Oil.
dummy load gives you
Suggested Retail SWR under 1.2 to 30
mHz and low SWR to
ADL-1500
400 MHz.
$
95
Durable, sturdy
Oil included.
gallon can measures
71/2Hx65/8D inches.
Detailed specifications and power curve.
Order ADL-1500 with industrial grade
transformer oil. Order ADL-1500X without
oil.
ADL-21, $20.00. 1 Gallon Industrial
Grade Transformer oil.
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AMERITRON Amplifier-to-Transceiver Interface
Protects expensive radio from damage by keying line transients and steady state current and voltages
Amplifiers can damage radios if the
amplifier has too much relay control
voltage, voltage spikes, or excessive
current on the relay control line. Such
damage often appears as “stuck” or
“sticky” transmit relays in exciters or
shorted transistors on transmit control
lines. In most cases where the radio is
damaged, the system transmits normally but the external amplifier stays
locked in a “transmit” mode. This prevents
receive signals from coming through the
amplifier with normal levels whenever the
amplifier is in the “ON” or “OPERATE”
position.
The ARB-704 has many electrical
advantages over conventional relay buffer
systems. The ARB-704 has no moving
parts, switches almost instantaneously. It is
noiseless, has very long life, and will not
develop dirty contacts. It operates with
negative, AC, or positive amplifier relay
control lines.
It works with any relay voltage (AC,
positive, or negative) up to 200 peak volts
and any relay current up to 300 mA. The
ARB-704 is fully compatible with conventional amplifier relay systems. It is especially suited for buffering vacuum relay
QSK amplifiers, since the ARB-704 does
The ARB-704
ARB-704
INTERFACE BUFFER will work with
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almost any transceiv$
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of the plug-and-play
pre-wired cable.
ARB-704I2
for IC-706 series radios The ARB-704
advanced interface is
compatible with all common radios and
amplifiers even though radios and amplifiers do not have standardized voltages,
accessory plugs, or wiring. It’s designed to
work with any amplifier/radio combination.
The input is designed to be compatible
with any transmitter or transceiver, and the
output is compatible with AC control lines
or DC positive or negative amplifier control lines having up to 200 Volts peak open
circuit voltage and 300 mA of operating
current.
Why you need the ARB-704
not affect attack or release times in a deleterious manner.
The ARB-704 operates with transmitters
or transceivers that pull amplifier control
lines to ground, or output a wide range of
positive or negative control voltages. The
transmitter only switches currents under
0.35 milliamperes and very low voltages
when using the ARB-704. Measures a
super compact 41/4Wx13/4Hx23/4D inches.
PLUG-AND-PLAY CABLES
Cables are $15.95 each.
Model#
PNP-8D
PNP-8M
PNP-35
PNP-5M
PNP-7D
PNP-13D
PNP-7DK
PNP-7DK2
PNP-8MK
PNP-5D
PNP-8DI
Transceivers
FT-1000, (MP), 900, 767GX, 920, 990, 747GX
FT-890, 840, 817, 857, 897
FT-100, (D)
FT-847
TS-440, 690, 450, 180, 140, 950, 130, 870, 2000,
50, 120, 530, 430, 830, 949, 570
All models of the IC-706 series
TS-930
TS-520
A plug-and-play cable is not
TS-480
needed if your radio is not listed.
FT-980
ICOM ACC JACK
The ARB-704 is supplied with the following:
1. One power connector cord and plug
with red wire (+12 Volts) and black wire (and ground).
2. Three phono (RCA) cord with connectors on each end. These cables are for
relay, ALC and amplifier control lines.
AMERITRON QSK-5 High Power Transmit/Receive Switch
QSK-5
your amplifier last longer and prevent
95 TVI, RFI and key clicks.
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AMERITRON’s exclusive
AmpSaverTM (available in QSK-5PC)
completely turns off your power amplifier
tube current between dots, dashes and
words! This new QSK technology gets rid
of unwanted power dissipation that causes
damaging heat. Your expensive amplifier
runs cooler so every component in your
amplifier lasts longer.
Our exclusive SureSwitchTM handshaking
prevents “hot switching” RF power.
Prevents TVI, RFI, key clicks and possible
damage to your amp.
The QSK-5 is six times faster than a
typical mechanical vacuum relay “QSK”
switch that can just barely keep up with
QSK transceivers. As transceivers get
faster and better, mechanical switching just
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AMERITRON QSK-5 Transmit/Receive
Switch uses electronic PIN diode switching
to give you lightning fast QSK operation
from nearly any HF linear amplifier.
It lets you use your linear amplifier for
high power QSK CW, for packet, AMTOR
and any mode requiring extremely fast
switching between transmit and receive.
Installation is simple. All you do is
plug in a few cables to start enjoying QSK
-- there’s no complicated internal wiring.
The wworld’s most advanced QSK
switch has new technology that’ll make
won’t be able to switch fast enough.
Unlike noisy mechanical vacuum relays,
the QSK-5 is extremely quiet -- there’s no
relay chatter keeping you from enjoying QSK.
You won’t have to pay for QSK again if
you buy another amplifier. Unplug the
QSK-5 and use it with your new amp.
Handles 2500 Watts PEP and 2000
Watts CW in normal amateur service when
SWR is below 1.5:1. Handles 750 Watts
on continuous carrier modes such as RTTY,
SSTV, and FM. Optional cooling fan (CF5, $39.95) allows sustained operation at
1500 Watts in any mode. Use with positive
voltage keying up to +25 Volts. 6Dx4Hx91/2W”.
Internal QSK Available for the following AMERITRON models: AL-80B, AL1500, AL-1200, AL-82, AL-800, and AL800H. Contact Ameritron for installation
details on the QSK-5PC internal switch.
Tune-up your linear amplifier perfectly without overheating, tube damage, power supply stress, arc over . . .
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The ATP-100
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your linear amplifier perfectly for full power
output and best linearity.
It protects your expensive amplifier from overheating, tube damage, power supply stress and arc-over during tune-up. It prevents premature failure
and costly component replacements.
AMERITRON’s innovative pulse tuning technology lets you tune your amplifier
at full peak output power for best linearity.
It keeps average power to a low safe level
to prevent overheating and power supply
stress.
“Why can’t I just tune up at low power
to reduce overheating and component
stress?” you ask yourself. Well you can . . .
but if you don’t re-tune at high power
(which causes overheating) you can create
severe splatter and abuse your tube grids
because of excessive grid current.
If your linear uses tubes that are easily
damaged by normal tune-up, the ATP-100
could extend tube life.
“Sniff-out” RFI or TVI caused by rusty
guy wires, rain gutters, clotheslines and
others by generating full peak power without amplifier damage. Also use to evaluate
wattmeters and QSK systems.
Set and forget internal trimpots let you
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tailor duty cycle and pulse rate precisely
for your rig and amplifier.
Plugs into your rig’s CW key jack.
Simply press Pulse Tune button and tune
your amplifier normally for maximum
power output.
Locking Pulse Tune and momentary
Carrier Tune buttons. Fully shielded all
metal case. 31/4Wx11/4Hx4D inches. Uses
9 Volt battery. Order ATP-100, $49.95.
ATP-102, $59.95.
Deluxe version has Duty
Cycle and Pulse Rate
Controls on front panel
for easy performance
testing of wattmeters, QSK systems and
other equipment.
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AL-811/AL-811H
Specifications:
AL-80B
Specifications:
AL-572
Specifications:
AL-800
Specifications:
AL-800H
Specifications:
Input:
Circuit type: Pi-network,
slug tuned coils. Maximum
VSWR at resonance: 1.3:1
Minimum 2:1 VSWR bandwidth: 15%. Max. drive
power permissable: AL-811:
80 Watts; AL-811H: 100
Watts. Typical drive rated
output: AL-811: 60 Watts;
AL-811H: 75 Watts
Output:
Typical SSB PEP voice
operation: AL-811: 600
Watts, AL-811H: 800 Watts.
Typical CW operation: AL811: 400 Watts; AL-811H:
600 Watts. 1/2 hour PEP
two tone test:
AL-811: 500 Watts; AL811H: 650 Watts. 1/2 hour
continuous carrier (RTTY):
AL-811: 300 Watts input;
AL-811H: 400 Watts input.
Power Supply:
Circuit type: full wave
bridge. No load voltage:
1700 Volts. Full load voltage: 1500 Volts. Full load
current: AL-811: 550 mA;
AL-811H: 650 mA.
Regulation: 10%.
Maximum draw at rated
output: AL-811: 8 A; AL811H: 10A. AC Input: 120
V, 50/60 Hz (AL-811/H) 240
V, 50/60 Hz (AL-811X/AL811HX).
Tubes:
Type: (AL-811: 3)
(AL-811H: 4) 811A vertically mounted. Continuous
dissipation: 65 Watts per
tube. Warm-up time:
5 seconds
Metering:
Multimeter: reads HV and
plate current. Grid Meter:
Reads PA grid current
ALC:
Negative going, 0-20 V,
adjustable, phono jack
*Efficiency SSB (envelope
crest): greater than 70%
MARS/WARC:
Yes, set to the nearest band.
Connectors:
Relay: engages amplifier
when grounded. +12 VDC
open circuit and supplies 100
mA when grounded. A builtin back-pulse cancelling
diode protects the exciter.
RF input:
SO-239, 50 Ohm input.
RF Out:
50 Ohms with full power into
any SWR below 3:1.
Power:
NEMA 5-15P, 120 Volts.
Dimensions:
151/2Dx133/4Wx81/4H inches.
Operating Weight:
32 pounds.
Shipping Weight:
41 pounds.
Frequency Coverage:
Domestic model: 160, 80, 40,
30, 20, 17, 15 Meters. 10/12
Meters with modification.
Must present FCC license at
time of sale to obtain modification details.
Third Order IMD at Rated
Output:
-33 dB.
Input:
Circuit type: Pi-network,
slug tuned coils. Maximum
VSWR at resonance: 1.3:1
or less. Minimum 2:1
VSWR bandwidth: 20% of
center frequency. Max.
drive power permissable:
100 Watts. Typical drive
for full power output: 85
Watts.
Output:
Typical SSB PEP voice
operation: 1000 Watts.
Typical CW operation: 800
Watts. 1/2 hour PEP two
tone test:
800 Watts. 1/2 hour continuous carrier (RTTY): 500
Watts.
Power Supply:
Circuit type: Full wave
voltage doubler. No load
voltage: 3000 Volts. Full
load voltage: 2700 Volts.
Full load current: .450
Amp. Regulation: 10%.
Transformer: 26 pounds.
Capacitors: 33 uFd total,
computer grade. Maximum
draw at rated output: 12
Amps. AC Input: 120 V,
50/60 Hz.
Tubes:
Type: Classic 3-500.
Continuous dissipation: 500
Watts. Warm-up time: 5
seconds.
Metering:
Multimeter: reads HV, forward power, reflected power,
SWR, ALC, ALC set.
Current Meter: Reads plate
and grid current.
ALC:
True ALC 0-10V negative,
front panel adjustable.
Efficiency CW: Typically
66% or greater.
*Efficiency SSB (envelope
crest): Approximately 66%
or greater.
MARS/WARC:
Yes, set to the nearest band.
Connectors:
Keying: Supplies 100 mA
when grounded, built-in
back-pulse cancelling diode,
protects the exciter. 12 VDC
open circuit.
RF input:
SO-239, 50 Ohm input.
RF Out:
50 Ohms with full power into
any SWR below 3:1.
Power:
NEMA 5-15P, 120 Volts.
Dimensions:
151/2Dx141/2Wx81/2H inches.
Operating Weight:
48 pounds.
Shipping Weight:
Unit, 54 lbs.; Tube, 3 lbs.
Frequency Coverage:
Domestic model: 160, 80, 40,
30, 20, 17, 15 Meters. 10/12
Meters with modification.
Must present FCC license at
time of sale to obtain modification details.
Third Order IMD at Rated
Output:
-35 dB.
Input:
Circuit type: Pi-network,
slug tuned coils. Maximum
VSWR at resonance: 1.3:1
or less. Minimum 2:1
VSWR bandwidth: 20% of
center frequency. Max.
drive power permissable:
100 Watts.
Typical drive for full power
output: 70 Watts.
Output:
Typical SSB PEP voice
operation: 1300 Watts nominal (7 MHz).
Typical CW operation:
900 Watts nominal.
1/2 hour PEP two tone test:
1000 Watts.
1/2 hour continuous carrier
(RTTY): 650 Watts.
Power Supply:
Circuit type: Full wave
voltage doubler. No load
voltage: 2800 Volts. Full
load voltage: 2500 Volts.
Full load current: .7 Amp.
Regulation: 14% or less.
Transformer: 21 pounds.
Capacitors: 33 mFd total,
computer grade.
Maximum draw at rated
output: 16 Amps. AC
Input: 120 V, 50/60 Hz.
Tubes:
Type: 572B (x4).
Continuous dissipation: 640
Watts.
Warm-up time: 5 seconds.
Metering:
Multimeter: reads HV, forward power, reflected power,
SWR, ALC, ALC set.
Current Meter: Reads plate
and grid current.
ALC:
True ALC 0-10V negative,
front panel adjustable.
Efficiency CW: Typically
60% or greater.
*Efficiency SSB (envelope
crest): Typically 60% or
greater.
MARS/WARC:
Yes, set to the nearest band.
Connectors:
Keying: Supplies 100 mA
when grounded, built-in
back-pulse cancelling diode,
protects the exciter. 12 VDC
open circuit.
RF input:
SO-239, 50 Ohm input.
RF Out:
50 Ohms with full power into
any SWR below 3:1.
Power:
NEMA 5-15P, 120 Volts.
Dimensions:
151/2Dx141/2Wx81/2H inches.
Operating Weight:
40 pounds.
Shipping Weight:
48 lbs.
Frequency Coverage:
Domestic model: 160, 80, 40,
30, 20, 17, 15 Meters. 10/12
Meters with modification.
Must present FCC license at
time of sale to obtain details.
Third Order IMD at Rated
Output: -34 dB (below PEP
rated output).
Input:
Circuit type: Pi-network,
resistor attenuated.
Maximum VSWR at resonance: 1.3:1 or less.
Minimum 2:1 VSWR bandwidth: within +20% or -40%
of selected band. Max.
drive power permissable:
100 Watts. Typical drive
for full power output: 70
Watts.
Output:
Circuit type Pi/Pi-network
output. Typical SSB PEP
voice operation: 1250 Watts.
Typical CW continuous
operation: 1000 Watts.
1/2 hour PEP two tone test:
1000 Watts. 1/2 hour continuous carrier (RTTY): 750
Watts.
Power Supply:
Circuit type: Full wave
voltage doubler. No load
voltage: 2600 Volts. Full
load voltage: 2300 Volts.
Full load current: 1
Ampere. Regulation: 12%
or less. Transformer: 32
pounds grain oriented El
lamination. Capacitors: 78
uFd total, high current computer grade. Maximum
draw at rated output: 12
Amps. AC Input: 120 V,
50/60 Hz.
Tubes:
Type: EimacR 3CX800A7.
Continuous dissipation: 800
Watts. Warm-up time: 180
seconds. Estimated life:
6,000 hours ICAS.
Metering:
Multimeter: reads Peak forward power, Peak reflected
power, SWR, ALC threshold,
ALC output voltage, and
high voltage. Current
Meter: Reads plate and grid
current.
ALC:
Negative going, 0-10 Volts,
phono jack output, front
panel adjustments.
Efficiency CW: Approximately 66% or greater.
*Efficiency SSB (envelope
crest): Approximately 66%
or greater.
MARS/WARC:
Yes, set to the nearest band.
Connectors:
Keying: Requires contact
closure or sink of +12 VDC
at 100 mA, back pulse protected, phono jack.
RF input:
SO-239, 50 Ohm input.
RF Out:
50 Ohms with full power into
any SWR below 3:1.
Power:
NEMA 5-15P, 120 Volts.
Dimensions:
171/4Dx141/2Wx81/2H inches.
Operating Weight:
51 pounds.
Shipping Weight:
Unit, 59 lbs,; Tubes, 3 lbs.
Frequency Coverage:
Domestic model: 160, 80, 40,
30, 20, 17, 15 Meters. 10/12
Meters with modification.
Must present FCC license.
Third Order IMD at Rated
Output: -35 dB.
Input:
Circuit type: Pi-network,
slug tuned coils. Maximum
VSWR at resonance: 1.3:1
or less. Minimum 2:1
VSWR bandwidth: within
20% of center frequency.
Max. drive power permissable: 100 Watts PEP.
Typical drive for full power
output: 55 Watts.
Output:
Circuit type Pi/Pi-network
output. Typical SSB PEP
voice operation: 1500+
Watts. Typical CW continuous operation: 1500 Watts.
1/2 hour PEP two tone test:
1500 Watts. 1/2 hour continuous carrier (RTTY): 1000
Watts.
Power Supply:
Circuit type: Full wave
voltage doubler. No load
voltage: 2600 Volts. Full
load voltage: 2250 Volts.
Full load current: 1.2
Amperes. Regulation: 15%.
Transformer: 32 pounds
grain oriented El lamination.
Capacitors: 63 uFd total,
high current computer grade.
Maximum draw at rated
output: 13 Amps at 240
VAC. Typical line current at
1500 Watt PEP output: 9
Amps at 240 VAC. Power
line current in standby: .5
Amperes at 240 VAC.
Tubes:
Type: EimacR (2) 3CX800A7.
Continuous dissipation: 800
Watts per tube, 1600 Watts
total. Warm-up time: 180
seconds. Estimated life:
8,000 hours ICAS.
Metering:
Multimeter: reads Peak forward power, Peak reflected
power, SWR, ALC threshold,
ALC output voltage, and
high voltage. Current
Meter: Reads plate and grid
current.
ALC:
Negative going, 0-10 Volts,
phono jack output, front
panel adjustments.
Efficiency CW: Typically
65% or greater. *Efficiency
SSB (envelope crest):
Approximately 65% or
greater.
MARS/WARC:
Yes, set to the nearest band.
Connectors:
Keying: Engages contact
closure or sink of +12 VDC
at 100 mA, back pulse protected phono jack.
RF input:
SO-239, 50 Ohm input.
Power:
NEMA 5-15P, 240 Volts.
Dimensions:
171/4Dx141/2Wx81/2H inches.
Operating Weight:
52 pounds.
Shipping Weight:
Unit, 60 lbs,; Tubes, 5 lbs.
Frequency Coverage:
Domestic model: 160, 80, 40,
30, 20, 17, 15 Meters. 10/12
Meters with modification.
Third Order IMD at Rated
Output: -35 dB.
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of test equipment and the measurement methods used. (Prices and
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AL-82
Specifications:
AL-1200
Specifications:
AL-1500
Specifications:
ALS-600
Specifications:
ALS-500M
Specifications:
Input:
Circuit type: Pi-network,
slug tuned coils. Maximum
VSWR at resonance: 1.2:1
Minimum 2:1 VSWR bandwidth: 20%. Max. drive
power permissable: 130
Watts. Typical drive rated
output: 100 Watts
Output:
Typical SSB PEP voice
operation: 1500 Watts.
Typical CW continuous
operation: 1500 Watts. 30
second PEP two tone test:
1800 Watts plus. 1/2 hour
PEP two-tone test: 1800
Watts.
Power Supply:
Circuit type: full wave
bridge, capacitor input. No
load voltage: 3600 Volts.
Full load voltage: 3300
Volts. Full load current: .8
Amp. Regulation: 10% or
better. Transformer: 32 lb
HypersilR, capacitors: 26
uFd total, computer grade.
Maximum draw at rated
output: 13 Amps. AC
Input: 240 V, 50/60 Hz.
Tubes:
Type: 3-500 Classic (2).
Continuous dissipation:
1000 Watts. Warm-up time:
5 seconds.
Metering:
Multimeter: Plate current,
plate voltage, drive/ALC,
power output (PEP Watts).
Grid Meter: Reads PA grid
current
ALC:
Negative going, 0-20 V,
phono jack
Efficiency CW: 65% typical.
*Efficiency SSB (envelope
crest): 62% typical.
MARS/WARC:
Yes, set to the nearest band.
Connectors:
Keying: engages amplifier
when grounded. +12 VDC
open circuit and supplies 100
mA when grounded. A builtin back-pulse cancelling
diode protects the exciter.
RF input:
SO-239, 50 Ohm input.
Power:
NEMA 6-15P, 240 Volts.
Dimensions:
181/2Dx17Wx10H inches.
Operating Weight:
76 pounds.
Shipping Weight:
Unit, 50 lbs.; Tubes, 6 lbs.;
Transformer, 35 lbs.
Frequency Coverage:
Domestic model: 160, 80, 40,
30, 20, 17, 15 Meters. 10/12
Meters with modification.
Must present FCC license at
time of sale to obtain modification details.
Third Order IMD at Rated
Output:
-34 dB at 1500 Watts Output.
Input:
Circuit type: Pi-network,
slug tuned coils. Maximum
VSWR at resonance: 1.2:1
or less. Minimum 2:1
VSWR bandwidth: 20% of
center frequency. Max.
drive power permissable:
130 Watts. Typical drive
for full power output: 90
Watts.
Output:
Circuit type: Pi-L. 1/2 hour
PEP two tone test: 1800
Watts. 30 second PEP two
tone test: 1800 Watts plus.
Power Supply:
Circuit type: Full wave
bridge, capacitor input. No
load voltage: 3600 Volts.
Full load voltage: 3300
Volts. Full load current: .8
Amp. Regulation: 10% or
better.
Transformer: 32 lb.
HypersilR.
Capacitors: 26 uFd total,
computer grade. Maximum
draw at rated output: 13
Amps. AC Input: 240 V,
50/60 Hz.
Tubes:
Type: EimacR 3CX1200A7.
Continuous dissipation:
1200 Watts. Warm-up time:
5 seconds.
Metering:
Multimeter: Reads plate
current, plate voltage,
drive/ALC, power output
(PEP Watts). Grid Meter:
Reads grid current.
ALC:
Negative going, 0-20 Volts,
adjustable, phono jack.
Efficiency CW: 65%.
*Efficiency SSB (envelope
crest): 62%.
MARS/WARC:
Yes, set to the nearest band.
Connectors:
Keying: Engages amplifier
when grounded, +12 VDC
open circuit and supplies 100
mA when grounded, built-in
back-pulse cancelling diode
protects the exciter.
RF input:
SO-239, 50 Ohm input.
Power:
NEMA 5-15P, 240 Volts.
Dimensions:
181/2Dx17Wx10H inches.
Operating Weight:
77 pounds.
Shipping Weight:
Unit, 50 lb., Tube, 5 lb.,
Transformer 35 lb.
Frequency Coverage:
Domestic model: 160, 80, 40,
30, 20, 17, 15 Meters. 10/12
Meters with modification.
Must present FCC license at
time of sale to obtain details.
Third Order IMD at Rated
Output: -34 dB at 1500
Watts output.
Input:
Circuit type: Pi-network,
slug tuned coils. Maximum
VSWR at resonance: 1.3:1
or less. Minimum 2:1
VSWR bandwidth: 20% of
center frequency. Max.
drive power permissable:
100 Watts. Typical drive
for full power output: 65
Watts.
Output:
Circuit type: Pi-L. 1/2 hour
continuous carrier: 1500
Watts. 30 second continuous carrier: 2500 Watts
plus. 1/2 hour PEP two tone
test: 2500 Watts plus. 30 second PEP two tone test:
2500 Watts plus.
Power Supply:
Circuit type: Full wave
bridge, capacitor input. No
load voltage: 3600 Volts.
Full load voltage: 3300
Volts. Full load current: 1
Amp. Regulation: 10% typical. Transformer: 32 lb.
HypersilR. Capacitors: 26
uFd total, computer grade.
Maximum draw at rated
output: 15 Amps. AC
Input: 240 V, 50/60 Hz.
Tubes:
Type: EimacR
3CX1500/8877. Continuous
dissipation: 1500 Watts.
Warm-up time: 180 seconds.
Metering:
Multimeter: Reads plate
current, plate voltage,
drive/ALC, power output
(PEP Watts). Grid Meter:
Reads grid current.
ALC:
Negative going, 0-20 Volts,
adjustable, phono jack.
Efficiency CW: 65%.
*Efficiency SSB (envelope
crest): 62%.
MARS/WARC:
Yes, set to the nearest amateur band.
Connectors:
Keying: Engages amplifier
when grounded, +12 VDC.
100 mA when grounded,
built-in back-pulse cancelling
diode protects the exciter.
RF input:
SO-239, 50 Ohm input.
Power:
NEMA 6-15P, 240 Volts.
Dimensions:
181/2Dx17Wx10H inches.
Operating Weight:
77 pounds.
Shipping Weight:
Unit, 50 lb., Tube, 3 lb.,
Transformer 35 lb.
Frequency Coverage:
Domestic model: 160, 80, 40,
30, 20, 17, 15 Meters. 10/12
Meters with modification.
Must present FCC license at
time of sale to obtain details.
Third Order IMD at Rated
Output: -36 dB.
Frequency Coverage:
(US) 1.5 to 22 MHz continuous; (Export) 1.5 to 30 MHz
continuous.
Input:
Circuit type: Broadband,
resistor swamped.
Maximum VSWR at resonance: 1.5:1. Bandwidth:
Broadband. Maximum
drive power permissible:
100 Watts. Typical drive
for rated output: 100 Watts.
Output:
Circuit: Broadband, low
pass. Typical SSB PEP
voice operation: 600 Watts
PEP. Typical CW operation: 500 Watts.
Power requirement for
amplifier:
50 VDC, 25 Amps, +/-14
VDC, 1 Amp.
Output devices:
Power MOSFET (4) MRF150.
Metering:
Amplifier-Cross-needle
meter for VSWR, Forward,
reflected true peak indicating
wattmeter.
ALC:
Negative going 12 VDC,
adjustable, RCA phono jack.
Efficiency CW: 50%.
Efficiency SSB: (envelope
crest) 55%.
MARS/WARC:
Yes, continuous coverage.
Keying:
Relay closure or sinking to
ground of +12 VDC at 100
mA, RCA phono jack.
Power Supply connector:
Beau multi-contact male
chassis mount.
RF Connectors:
SO-239 for input and output.
Dimensions:
12Dx91/2Wx71/8H inches.
Operating Weight:
12.5 lbs.
Shipping Weight:
18 lbs. (amp only).
Third Order IMD at rated
Output:
-35 dB PEP or better.
Frequency Coverage:
(US) 1.5 to 22 MHz continuous; (Export) 1.5 to 30 MHz
continuous.
Input:
Circuit type: Broadband,
resistor swamped.
Maximum VSWR at resonance: 1.5:1. Bandwidth:
Broadband. Maximum
drive power permissible:
100 Watts. Typical drive
for rated output: 60 Watts.
Output:
Circuit: Broadband, low
pass. Typical SSB PEP
voice operation: 500 Watts
PEP. Typical CW operation: 400 Watts.
Power requirement for
amplifier:
14-16 VDC, 80 Amps (peak).
Output devices:
Transistor, (4) 2SC2879.
Metering:
Current meter, 0-100 Amp.
ALC:
None. Efficiency CW: 40%.
Efficiency SSB: (envelope
crest) 45%.
MARS/WARC:
Yes, continuous coverage.
Keying:
Relay closure or sinking to
ground of +12 VDC at 100
mA, RCA phono jack.
Power Supply connector:
Beau multi-contact male
chassis mount.
Power Supply Cable: 8 foot
pre-wired with Beau connector on one end; other end
with 5/8 inch ring lugs, 10
gauge wire (x2), in line fuse
holders, fuses included.
RF Connectors:
SO-239 for input and output.
Dimensions:
151/2Dx87/8Wx33/4H inches.
Operating Weight:
7.5 lbs.
Shipping Weight:
12 lbs.
Third Order IMD at rated
Output:
-35 dB PEP or better.
ALS-600PS
Power Supply
Specifications:
ALS-600SPS
Switching Power
Supply Specs:
Line Input:
120 VAC/240 VAC.
Output: 50 VDC, 25 Amps,
+/-14 VDC, 1 Amp.
Metering:
Cross-needle for volt/amp.
Output Cable:
6 foot prewired cable with
Beau multi-contact connector
to mate with ALS-600 amplifier.
Dimensions:
12Dx91/2Wx6H inches.
Operating Weight:
32 lbs.*
Shipping Weight:
37 lbs.*
AC Line Connector:
NEMA-5-15P.
Line Input:
120 VAC/240 VAC.
Output: 50 VDC, 25 Amps,
+/-14 VDC, 1 Amp.
Metering:
Cross-needle for volt/amp.
Output Cable:
6 foot prewired cable with
Beau multi-contact connector
to mate with ALS-600 amplifier.
Dimensions:
141/2Dx9Wx6H inches.
Operating Weight:
10 lbs.*
Shipping Weight:
15 lbs.*
AC Line Connector:
NEMA-5-15P.
Note:
* Total Shipping weight for
ALS-600 Amplifier and
ALS-600PS power supply is
57 lbs., shipped together.
Note:
* Total Shipping weight for
ALS-600 Amplifier and
ALS-600SPS power supply
is 33 lbs., shipped together.
* Exact performance measurements may vary due to the accuracy of test equipment and the measurement methods used.
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AMERITRON EXTENDED WARRANTY PLAN
Amp
1 Year ext. 2 Year ext.
Model #
Warranty Warranty
AL-1500
$129.00
$250.00
AL-1200
$129.00
$250.00
AL-82
$124.00
$2408.00
AL-572
$89.00
$160.00
AL-80B
$89.00
$160.00
AL-800
$89.00
$160.00
AL-800H
$129.00
$249.00
AL-811
$69.00
$129.00
AL-811H
$79.00
$149.00
ALS-600
$69.00
$129.00
ALS-500M
$49.00
$95.00
ATR-30
$29.00
$55.00
output transistors). Diodes.
IC. Regulators. Rectifier.
Relays. Fans. Fuse
Mike Enis, KB5YJF, Ameritron’s manager of 13 years,
Holders. PC Board (if not
shows a customer a tuned input sub-assembly for an
repairable). Connectors.
Ameritron AL-1500 amplifier during a recent visit.
Internal Wiring. Internal
Ameritron’s extended warranty plan is the Coax. Return shipping and labor for replacsame as the original warranty, just extended
ing tubes or final RF output transistors.
for the amount of months described on your
(Tube and RF output transistors are not
purchase invoice.
covered under warranty). Return shipping
The extended warranty warrants to the
(within the United States at Ameritron’s
purchaser that if the product should fail
choice of shipping) with insurance at
during the agreed term, Ameritron has the
replacement cost is covered for services
option to repair or replace part (s) except
listed under “What is covered”.
tube and output transistors) and provide
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
necessary labor free of charge.
Repairs done by unauthorized Ameritron
Warranty repair can only be done at the
facility. Returning of product to Ameritron
Ameritron facility. Purchaser must return
facility. Shipping and labor to replace light
defective product to Ameritron prepaid in its
bulbs and fuses accessible by the owner.
original packing or equivalent. Ameritron is
Parts damaged due to shipping damage.
not responsible for any loss or damage due
Parts damaged due to misuse, neglect,
to shipping.
intentional, accidental or improper installaWHAT IS COVERED
tion. Cosmetic defects, dents, scratches,
Necessary labor done at the Ameritron
peeling, rusting, corrosion and chips.
facility to repair the product back to speciMaintenance and cleaning. Flood, fire,
fications. Electrolytic capacitor.
lightning and any other act of nature. PA
Modification to correct performance. Chip
tubes and RF Output Transistors (shipping
capacitors. Mica capacitors. Ceramic
and labor are covered). Unauthorized modcapacitors. Air tuning capacitors.
ifications made to the product. Returning
Transformers. Coils. Resistors. Meters.
of product with no problem detected.
Switches. Chokes. Sockets. Tube caps.
RETURN shipping is NOT covered on
Insulators. Transistors (except final RF
products sent in for services listed under
“What is NOT covered”.
HOW TO USE THE
EXTENDED WARRANTY PLAN
Contact Ameritron’s
Service Facility by phone, fax,
mail or e-mail as soon as the
problem occurs.
The following information
will be required when contacting Ameritron: Extended
Warranty Plan Invoice
Number, Extended Warranty
Plan Number, Product Model
Number, Serial Number of
product and a brief description
of the problem.
Return defective product to Ameritron
Service Facility, with insured prepaid
postage in its original packing or equivalent
(original packing can be purchased from
Ameritron). Ameritron is not responsible
for loss or damage during shipping.
Enclose a brief description of the problem
with a return address and telephone number. Contact factory before shipping.
Ship to address: Ameritron, 116 Willow
Road, Starkville, MS 39759.
HOW TO PURCHASE
If your Ameritron product is still within
its original warranty: Contact Ameritron by
phone, fax, mail or e-mail with model of
product, serial number, date of purchase
and dealer purchased from.
If your Ameritron product was purchased
used or is out of its original warranty: The
Ameritron product will need to be sent to
Ameritron’s production facility pre-paid
shipping for evaluation. The owner agrees
to pay for return shipping charges, necessary parts and labor to put the product back
to the original Ameritron specifications.
Ameritron has the right to not provide
Extended Warranty Plan. 1-800-713-3550
or 1-662-323-8211 Ameritron direct.
Fax: 1-662-323-6551; e-mail: [email protected]
For your nearest AMERITRON dealer: Call 1-800-713-3550
Catch us on the Web!
http://www.ameritron.com
For Technical Information: Call (662) 323-8211
INFORMATION:
AMERITRON products are distributed by many fine Ameritron dealers worldwide. For dealers in
Canada and other countries, please contact AMERITRON sales information line, 1-800-713-3550.
SALES:
AMERITRON, 116 Willow Road, Starkville, MS 39759, USA.
Call 1-800-713-3550 for parts orders or a dealer nearest you.
TECHNICAL:
WARRANTY:
AMERITRON, 116 Willow Road, Starkville, Mississippi, 39759, USA.
All products manufactured by AMERITRON have a one year limited warranty. Ameritron’s AL80B amplifier carries a two year limited warranty. *All transmitter tubes are warranted by the tube
manufacturers.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice or obligation. *Except as noted.
(c) 2005 AMERITRON Catalog 06/16p/10/19.
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AMERITRON RCS-4
Remote Coax Switch
Now covers 6 Meters . . . improved relays . . . Greater Power Handling!
RCS-4
139
Suggested
Ameritron RCS-4 is a
remote controlled coax
switch that selects 1 of 4
Retail
outputs by supplying all control voltages through the coax.
Elimination of control cables gives you
a fast, neat and inexpensive installation -only 1 coax line for 4 antennas.
You get two units -- the switching box
(53/8Dx7Wx3H inches.) that can be tower,
mast or wall mounted and the control console (61/8Dx51/4Wx 33/8H inches.) that is
located at your operating station.
The attractive indoor console has bright
LED antenna selector indicators.
A steel enclosure provides 100% shielding to prevent RFI and TVI.
Switching time is 50 milliseconds.
Teflon(R) SO-239 connectors provide reliable connections.
The weatherproof switching box uses
three heavy duty 16 ampere hermetically
sealed relays on a rugged G-10 fiberglass
circuit board.
$
Quality components are used throughout the entire unit to ensure maximum life
for the sometimes difficult-to-reach switching box.
RCS-4 operates 120 VAC. RCS-4X for
220/240 VAC. RCS-4 allows safe operation with 14 Volts control voltage.
Frequencies 1.5 - 100 MHz are covered
by this excellent station accessory.
Handles over 2.5 kW.
Specifications:
4 pos.;
Loss at 30 MHz less than 0.1 dB;
VSWR is under 1.25:1, 1.5-60 MHz;
Impedance: 50 Ohms;
Power: >2.5 kW average continuous.
Lightning Protected
model RCS-4L, $179
AMERITRON Inrush Current Protector stops damaging inrush current
Protects your amplifier, tubes and power supply components . . .
When you first
turn on your
amplifier, a mas$
sive inrush current
Suggested gushes in.
House lights
Retail
flicker as you hear
a loud “thump” from your amp.
This terrible inrush current stresses
all your power supply components
to their limits. Your cold tube filament suffers abusive thermal shock.
Eventually this massive inrush current will damage your amplifier.
Ameritron’s Step-Start Inrush
Current ProtectorTM stops damaging
inrush current.
By starting your linear amplifier
ICP-120 or
ICP-240
79
ARF-1000 RF Filter . . . $159
Use with transceiver or amplifier
that produces unwanted harmonics.
Frequency select switches to 1 of
six different ranges, 1.5-30 MHz.
When the filter is selected it
reduces harmonics above cut-off frequency.
Handles 1 kW SSB input power, 600W CW or
400W RTTY. SWR less than 1.3:1 on all ham
bands. SO-239 in/output. 51/ Wx31/ Hx91/ D in.
2
2
2
through a high power current limiting resistor and then shorting the
resistor with a relay, the start-up
sequence is easier on tube and
power supply components.
All Ameritron kilowatt amplifiers
have this critical protection. Now
you can add this protection to your
amplifier without complicated
wiring -- you don’t even have to
take the cover off.
Simply plug your amplifier
power cord into the Ameritron
Inrush Current ProtectiorTM.
Limiting heavy inrush current to a
safe, low level, you get a longer
lasting amplifier.
You might avoid replacing
Add-on Electronic Bias System . . . $3995
for AL-80A/82/1200/1500 Amps
EBS-1, $39.95. EBS
reduces heat by reducing quiescent
current to low values during periods
when exciter output falls below 100
mW. Features remote detector
board.
EBS-1H, $49.95, for
other amplifiers. Call 662-323-8211 for details.
expensive tubes and components.
Avoiding just one repair job could
pay for this extended protection.
Momentary high-voltage
“spikes” in the AC line can also
cause damage to your amplifier.
The ICP-120/240 has built-in varistors to absorb these spikes before
they can cause damage. Works with
nearly all linear amplifiers.
Ameritron ICP-120, $79, for
120 Volt wired amplifiers.
Limits current to 12 Amperes
during heavy draw inrush period.
20 Amperes during continuous operating current.
Ameritron ICP-240, $79, for
240 Volt wired amplifiers.
GOP-100 Grid Overload
Protection Module . . . $3995
This Grid Overload Protection
module protects your amplifier
tube from excessive grid current. Fast-acting electronic
circuit rapidly disables the
amplifier if excessive grid current condition
occurs. Easy to install inside your Ameritron
amplifier. Factory installation also available. Call
662-323-8211 for more details.
AMERITRON is an authorized
Eimac (R) Tube Distributor . . .
• Taylor 3-500G - $189.95 • EimacR 3CX1200A7 - $795.00 • EimacR 3CX1500A7/8877 - $849.00 • EimacR
3CX800A7 - $559.00 • 811A - (1) - $17.95; (2 match) - $39.95; (3M) - $59.95; (4M)- $79.95 • 572B (1) - $39.95
WE HAVE THE PARTS YOU NEED!
• COOLING FANS • CAPACITORS • SWITCHES • TUBE SOCKETS • PC BOARDS • MORE!
Call for quotes on ALL tubes and parts . . . 800-713-3550
http://www.ameritron.com
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AMERITRON Automatic Remote Antenna Coax Switch
Automatically switches and selects 8 pre-programmed antennas using 3/4 line BCD or 1 of 8 outputs
The RCS-12 is an automatic control box
used for switching remote antenna relays.
Ameritron’s new antenna switch is
designed to work with most Icom, Yaesu,
Kenwood and other transceivers that have a
band data output line.
It will work with any relay box with up
to eight positions with voltages from 12 to
30 Volts DC. The RCS-12 relay control
RCS-12C
na used for that band.
$
has an output of 1 of 8; 3 line BCD or 4
It has a manual/automatic
229
line BCD.
Suggested Retail switch that will allow manuThe switch reads information from the
al selection of antennas as
transceiver and selects pre-programmed
well. It has eight LEDs to
antennas automatically. Programming is as
indicate which antenna is selected.
easy as a push of a button.
RCS-12 will not allow antennas to
FEATURES:
switch while transmitting. A user programRCS-12 can remember multiple antenmable delay is used to give the relays
nas for one band, but selects the last antenenough time to switch to protect the trans-
New!
ceiver from “Hot switching”.
The RCS-12C features . . . a linear
amplifier buffered relay line that prevents
the amplifier from operating during an
antenna changeover . . . an auxiliary input
port that allows the switch box to be operated from a remote location . . . an auxiliary output for controlling other devices in
1 of 8 format . . . and auto, manual, and
transmit indicator LEDs. Measures
81/4Wx23/4Hx7D inches, weighs 1.5 lbs.
RCS-12, $299, auto controller with 8 coax
relay box, to 60 MHz.
RCS-12L, $339, auto controller with 8 coax
relay box, to 60 MHz, with lightning arrestors.
RCS-12C, $229, Automatic Remote Antenna
Switch Controller only. Compatible with
RCS-8V/RCS-10 outdoor relay boxes.
RCS-8V HF to VHF/UHF Remote Coax Switch
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149
any 6
Lightning Protected
conductor
model RCS-8VL, $189
control
line (not
supplied) and allows safe operation with
14V control voltage.
RCS-8VN, $159. Same as RCS-8V but
has N- type connectors instead of SO-239.
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coax feedline.
The RCS-8V consists of two units -- the
weatherproof switching box that mounts on
Suggested Retail
your tower or mast and the control unit
that’s placed at your operating station.
AmeriVSWR is less than 1.2 from DC to 250
tron’s
Remote Coax MHz and less than 0.1 dB loss at 150 MHz - if you operate HF/VHF/UHF, the RCS-8V is
Switch lets
you remotely for you.
It handles over 5 kW below 30 MHz and
switch up to
five separate 1 kW at 150 MHz. You can ground unused
positions or leave them open.
antennas
The indoor control unit is all metal to
using one
prevent RFI and TVI. It also has LEDs to
inexpensive
small control indicate the antenna you’ve selected.
A Lexan scratch proof front panel has a
line (like
standard telephone wire) -- Eliminate a tan- markable surface for labeling your antennas.
RCS-8V operates from a 120 VAC power
gle of troublesome coax and have a simple
source or RCS-8VX for 220/240 VAC. Use
and neat installation -- with just a single
RCS-8V
$
SPECIFICATIONS:
Number of antenna positions: 5. Loss at
150 MHz: less than 0.1 dB. VSWR: under
1.2:1 from DC to 250 MHz. Impedance: 50
Ohms. Power Capability: >5 kW below 30
MHz, 1 kW at 150 MHz. Power requirements: 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz at five watts.
Connectors: Teflon(R) SO-239 for RCS-8V;
“N” for RCS-8VN.
Control Box: 6Dx61/8W x21/4H inches.
Switch Box: 53/8Dx7Wx3H inches.
159
Suggested Retail
Ameritron’s
RCS-10 remote
coax switch
selects one of
eight antennas
using an inexpensive three or four
conductor control
line (such as standard telephone
wire).
Eliminate a tangle of troublesome coax
and have a simple and neat installation -with just a single coax feedline.
The RCS-10 consists of two units -- the
weatherproof switching box that mounts on
your tower or mast and the control unit
that’s placed at your operating station.
. . . the world’s high power leader!
116 Willow Road, Starkville, MS 39759 USA
• TECH: (662) 323-8211 • FAX: (662) 323-6551
Free Catalog/Nearest Dealer . . . 800-713-3550
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday - Friday
Prices and specifications subject to change without
notice or obligation. (C) 2003 Ameritron.
Outdoor Unit Features:
Inexpensive and simple wiring: selects
up to eight antennas using one four conductor telephone type control line.
High Power Capability: The RCS-10
relay box will handle over 5 kW into
matched loads below 30 MHz.
Long Relay Life: UL/CSA/VDE
approved sealed relays with 16 ampere
switching current rating. Tested to withstand 1200V RMS.
Flexible Mounting: RCS-10 hardware
accepts mast sizes from 1 inch to 21/4 inches. Reliable Connectors: Teflon UHFstyle SO-239 females, internal barrier strip
for control lines. Low Voltage: Requires
10-15 Volts at less than 300 mA. Number
of Antenna Positions: 8. Frequency
Coverage: DC to 100 MHz. VSWR:
Under 1.25:1 below 30 MHz; Under 1.3:1
below 60 MHz; Under 1.8:1 below 150
MHz. Impedance: 50 Ohms. Power
Lightning Protected
model RCS-10L, $199
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RCS-10
$
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AMERITRON RCS-10 Remote Coax Switch with 8 positions
Capability: >5 kW into 50 Ohms below 30
MHz. Power Requirement: RCS-10, 1015 VDC or 120 VAC with AC adaptor supplied. RCS-10X, 10-15 VDC or 230 VAC
with AC adaptor supplied. Relay Switch
Control Line: 4 conductors telephone-type
cable, not supplied. Relay Control Line
Voltage: 10-15 VDC at less than 300 mA.
Flexible Control Box with External
Interface: Accepts and outputs one-ofeight and outputs three-line BCD data to
remote relay unit. Highly Weather
Resistant: Sealed relays, stainless hardware, and U-V resistant cover. Easy-toRead Antenna Indicators: Eight widespaced LED’s indicate the selected antenna.
Dimension: Control Box:
61/4Wx31/4Hx45/8D inches.
Bulk Rate
U.S. Postage
PAID
Starkville, MS
39759
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