Linear amplifiers

The 15 February regular monthly meeting was held at the Lutheran Church Hall, King St, Mt Cook.

Frank ZL2TTS spoke on selecting a linear amplifier.  This gave rise to a fair bit of discussion on the relative merits and problems with different types of high power amplifiers that amateurs in New Zealand are using, and the merits of homebrew and commercial equipment.

Kordia equipment donated to QHUG

Kordia has kindly donated some surplus equipment for the QHUG future remote site. This includes two Datron 1Kw linear amplifiers and associated 28V power supplies as indicated in the images below.  These will be straight forward to connect up to amateur transceivers at the remote site.  We were also gifted two Datron transceivers that could be used for a range of purposes (e.g. beacon stations or for fixed frequency digital mode use) and a Furuno receiver.    These donations are huge boost to the project!

Linear amp photo #1Linear Amp Photo #2