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Call Sign : 26-CT-3300 M7ICK Posts : 101 Times Thanked : 7 Join date : 2019-08-31 QTH or Location : Higham ferrers, Northamptonshire. UK Equipment Used : Icom 7300 Icom 7100, RT95, SS6900N V6. Sirio 827 Age : 59
Subject: Re: Texas Star 500V Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:36 pm
I have been offered one of these amps, does anyone know anything about them good or bad ?
They are primarily for 28-29mhz powered by transistor's so not sure if it will be any good on 11metres, they need a lot of power input , I believe around 4-20w giving you 500w FM and 1000w USB. you can get some db gain by using the white button but once again not sure used on 11metres but you can use this feature without using the linear part. might be worth a try if its cheap enough as they cost around £250 new , not sure if you will need 500w though lol.
Posts : 16 Times Thanked : 4 Join date : 2020-03-02 QTH or Location : Lincoln Equipment Used : Ranger 2950DX, Albrecht 2990, Midland PortaPack, Cybernet Beta 1000, 2000, 3000, Amstrad 900, 901, Rotel RVC240, SMC Oscar 1, Yaesu FT1000MP MK5 Field, FT847, FT857, FT817 Age : 53
Subject: Re: Texas Star 500V Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Old thread but thought I'd reply as I have a Texas Star 350HDV, I purchased this along with my Ranger 2950 when I lived in the USA and brought it back to the UK with me. Great amp, I primarily used it on AM and SSB in the USA, 1.5-2W drive gave around 200W on SSB and about 80W on AM. FM should give the same output as FM, I've only just reconnected it and haven't actually used it on FM yet.
These are capable of working 27Mhz no problem but may need set up if it was previously on 10M.
Call Sign : 2-CT-210 Posts : 17 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2022-01-01 QTH or Location : Lexington, Kentucky Equipment Used : Alinco DX-SR8
Subject: Re: Texas Star 500V Tue May 31, 2022 3:57 pm
This is a broadband amp capable of covering the entire HF spectrum. Based on Engineer Application Notes for the RF devices. Hence, does not include any filtering on the output stage. I always run these types of amps with an external low pass filter to cut down on the heavy spurious emissions they create.