|Customer Reviews for the AL-1200.|
|From: Bill N5PAF|
|I have had the AL1200 for over 10 years and it has done nothing but perform, I get a good signal report and it takes a lickin and keep on tickin.|
|From: Lee George KE4VYN|
|I had bought a 811H new and used it for about 3 months (great amp). However I saw a AL-1200 at a hamfest and had to have it. |
The thing is built like a tank. Very forgiving and I have never failed to bust a pile. Replacement tubes can be pricey if you dont shop around, but chances are you will never need one.
|From: TOM LEWIS W4SIS|
|Have had a AL-1200 for about 12 years. Except for blowing the light bulbs over the meters, have had no problems. I did replace the bulbs with white led's and fixed that problem. Great amp that can take a lot of kicking around and come right back with a full legal limit.|
|From: Larry Sheriff W4LES|
|I have owned the AL-1200 for 4 years. I bought it second hand. The rectifier board went out. My family went to Starkville, Ms. this weekend and you talk about the most frendly, knowalageable techs I have ever met. Got the amp back running and I was happy with the service I got. Ameritron is number 1!|
|From: CHUCK PRIDGEN N4UED|
|MY AL-1200 HAS BEEN WITH ME FOR TWO YEARS.|
THE TUNING IS EASY.
THIS WOULD BE A GREAT AMPLIFIER FOR ANYONE THAT ENJOYS A GREAT TUBE AMPLIFIER.
I HAVE THE BIAS CONTROL INSTALLED IN MINE AND IT WORKS WONDERFULLY.
MY USE FOR MINE IS SSB ONLY.
I AM A LOW POWER HAM WHEN IT COMES TO CW.
I AM VERY THANKFUL FOR THIS AMPLIFIER.
|From: Jim WA3MEJ|
|I have been using my AL1200 since spring 1992 and in all that time I have had only one problem, a blown Plate choke. It was a simple fix and only cost 27.00 plus shipping. The whole fix took a whole 30 minutes which included the time to replace the case. |
I am not a contester per se however I have worked in a few contests and picked the high hanging fruit and that includes SSB, CW and RTTY. The amp does not get over driven however. I would say it has been used and used hard but not abused.
You could not ask for a better amp.
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