I have a surplus HA8UG 6m linear. It was in good working order when last used about 8 years ago. It has a GS31B Russian tube and is good for up to 1kw out. It is very heavy therefore it will be collect only from Buxton, Derbys. PM me if interested.
Need a sherpa to get that one up the mountain
A little bit heavy for my rucksack, Steve. Hi
Hi Ken - I think its 32kg !! Have worked lots of VKs on 6m with it, sadly no ZLs.
It`s gone !!!
It is because of things like this that I seldom use the 50 MHz band, because my puny 50 watts to a dipole are no match for the scores of kilowatt stations which open up as soon as there is a whiff of Es or F2 propagation on the band.
Quite unnecessary in my opinion.
Hi Walt, I happen to think that my puny phone signal is no match for the CW brigade with their many dBs advantage. However with both Es & F2 prop, I hardly ever needed to boost the power. The linear came into its own when running digital EME modes.
Golly, Walt, and here is me with 35 entities worked with 5 watts to a long wire (GW0GHF) antenna.
“The linear came into its own when running digital EME modes.”
I always wondered about what caused those craters on the moon
QRO amps for VHF and above are wonderful things, more power to your elbow for using one Steve. Although use in a domestic environment, even to UK limits must have been challenging.
This is from someone who 99.999999% of the time runs QRP for HF. But I do like QRO on the VHF bands above. Not sure if my 24GHz PA at 500mW is QRO or not. Probably need to be over 1W to be QRO up there.
I seem to remember that there is an absorption band just above 20GHz, so if the output warms a drink for you, its QRO!
Life is too short …
Many years ago, I had a Henry Tempo (2 x 8874) amp for 2 metres. I used that for 2m EME, feeding four 14 el yagis … but in those days we used very slow CW, hand sent and read by ear. No digital modes in those days! (That was in 1980 - 85 when I lived in XL square).
There is a difference between “need” and “desire”. In my experience of 6m, most people who have a kilowatt available will use it - whether it is “needed” or not.
Ah yes, I well recall the reported exploits of GW3NYY.
My particular activity during that period was Meteor Scatter. Due to real estate restrictions, I only ran 70W out high speed CW and SSB to a single 16 el and have in excess of 250 locator squares under my belt on 2m and a shed load of DX worked in excess of 2000km. Yet looking back over the years, while it was good fun, I can say that running 20W to a single 5 el from a damp and dreary hilltop after a 6km slog is every bit as enjoyable and far more healthy.
… and to think it took Richard CWI 4 years to persuade me to get into this. Well I regard that as some excellent leisure time wasted.
Unless a scrap merchant took it, that is another excuse for me not to get back onto the band…
73, Gerald G4OIG