As an interesting story, while I was Director, I made two trips to ARRL/W1AW each year for the board meetings. W1AW has multiple operating positions, but also has a small workshop. The door was open, and I saw an Ameritron amp on the workbench. I asked Joe Carcia (caretaker of W1AW) what was going on. He told me that the amp was inoperative, and that he couldn’t get a reply from Ameritron Tech Support. I asked if they knew he was calling from W1AW. He said they did. I told him, “Joe, PUT IT IN QST!” He did, and as soon as the issue was published, he was called by the CEO of Ameritron immediately, and they had a new amp sent out to him the next day.
I reminded him about this on my next visit, and he told me “good advice!”
I wish the rest of us could count on that degree of customer service.
’73 de JIM N2ZZ
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of WB5NHL
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: [nabrc] HF Amplifier
One of the best is Elecraft KPA500 with KAT500 tuner capable of 500 watts, loafing at 250. Only drawback is $$$ My opinion is to stay away from Ameritron amps I have had multiple bad experiences.
On 6/29/2021 9:09 AM, Rodney Tanner wrote:
I am looking for an amplifier to use with Icom 7300.
Need one that put out 250 watts. Any suggestion.
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