please post following

RAY FRIESS rayfrijr at MSN.COM
Wed Sep 19 16:58:54 EDT 2007

Well of course .. that makes sense.  The purpose for which they were built was for 11 meters.  Any amp is illegal on 11 meters.   However, if you used them on the 80 to 10 meter bands, I don't think they would be illegal would they?

It's like the Palomar 300 which uses six sweep tubes and puts out nearly 600 wattts.  Everyone knows the purpose they were built for, even though they have a bandswitch for 40 through 10.   Using one of those on 40 through 10 would not be illegal.  In fact, I have talked with hams who use them on those bands.  And, if you took the Palomar circuit diagram and built one from scratch, the is not illegal either is it?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Glen Zook<mailto:gzook at> 
  To: RAY FRIESS<mailto:rayfrijr at> ; Glen Zook<mailto:gzook at YAHOO.COM> ; BOATANCHORS at LISTSERV.TEMPE.GOV<mailto:BOATANCHORS at LISTSERV.TEMPE.GOV> 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 10:51 PM
  Subject: Re: please post following

  They are illegal for the purpose for which they were
  originally produced.  Most of these amplifiers are
  VERY "dirty" in terms of spurious emissions, etc.  The
  vast majority of those do need a rebuild before they
  are "legal" on the amateur radio bands.

  Now it is not illegal for a licensed amateur radio
  operator to own one of these amplifiers.  However, if
  they do not meet the emission standards of 47 CFR Part
  97 Section 97.307 then it IS illegal to use such an
  amplifier.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of these
  amplifiers do NOT meet 47 CFR Part 97 Section 97.307
  and cannot meet those specifications without a major

  Of course it is illegal to use such an amplifier on
  any frequency other than within the privileges of a
  duly licensed amateur radio operator.

  I would hope that any amplifier "built from scratch"
  would be of a design which will meet the technical
  specifications of 47 CFR Part 97 Section 97.307.  If
  not, then the amateur radio operator who built the
  amplifier is not in compliance with the FCC

  Glen, K9STH

  --- RAY FRIESS <rayfrijr at<mailto:rayfrijr at>> wrote:

  I would question whether a rebuild would be necessary.
   After all, if you built one from scratch using the
  same parts and circuit diagram, there would be nothing
  illegal about it.

  Glen, K9STH


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