|Customer Reviews for the ALS-1300.|
|From: Irvin Hinton N5SBZ|
|I have had my amp now for a few days and WOW!|
I picked the amp up at the factory and Mike
was very helpful in showing me the in's & out's
of the amp. We set it up on the test bench and
ran it through the paces. He pointed out several
things in the amp that are not in the manual.
Mine is S/N (8) and as I understand these amps
are in high demand. They are shipping them as
fast as they can get them built. It will truly
talk 1200 watts all night long and never get warm.
Will keep you informed as to any more information
(good or bad) on this little workhorse.
Thanks to the crew at Ameritron for the way they
treat their customers and takeing time to make sure
that you are satisfied with the product.
Thanks again and 73,
|From: Jean Houser KB4KKX|
|I have had this fine amp now for a week and have made a number of QSO's (20). It can make the difference, and has in a number of occassions, getting thru the QRN and making a contact.|
Running a quick test on all bands, here are the results:
160 meters 10 watts drive/252 watts out; 40 watts drive/1000 watts out
80 meters 10 watts drive/255 watts out; 40 watts drive/1007 watts out
40 meters 10 watts drive/230 watts out; 40 watts drive/1079 watts out
20 meters 10 watts drive/179 watts out; 40 watts drive/1010 watts out
17 meters 10 watts drive/219 watts out; 40 watts drive/1078 watts out
15 meters 10 watts drive/274 watts out; 40 watts drive/787 watts out
12 meters 10 watts drive/184 watts out; 40 watts drive/580 watts out
10 meters 10 watts drive/230 watts out; 40 watts drive/848 watts out
Some of my QSO's have lasted up to 1 hour and there has not been a single problem...runs cool and gives me excellent results.
I also have the ALS-600 which has worked flawlessly too.
Very simple to operate and performs perfectly.
Jean - KB4KKX
|From: Luther W. Lipfird Jr NC4MI|
|This is one fine Amp. Had a problem with the 10 Meter Modification kit, but the fine folks at Ameritron took care of the problem right away. Thanks to Mike and the Service department crew. This Amp and all of the products at Ameritron are highly recommended. Thanks again. NC4MI|
|From: Rick kd8pgl|
|This amp does exactly what it said it would do , full output on all bands with very little power in. I have owned mine for about 2 months and everything is working great! I am very happy with my purchase.|
|From: THOMAS J VACCARO AA0PO AA0PO|
|INSPITE OF POOR REVIEWS ON THE EARLY RUN OF THIS SOLID STATE AMPLIFIER, I FOR ONE WILL HIGHLY RECCOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET A VERY, VERY CLEAN AND POTENT SIGNAL ON ALL BANDS. I HAVE SCEEN IT ON A COPE, AND OTHERS AS WELL HAVE COMMENTED JUST HOW CLEAN IT IS ON THEIR PAN SCOPES AND "WATERFALLS". |
THE AMP WILL OFFER YOU EXCELLENT PILE-UP ADVANTAGE AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT IT IS "TOM-PROOF". IF IT WORKS FOR ME, THEN IT WILL WORK FOR YOU TOO.
I AM USING A RANDOM 1400 FOOT WIRE LOOP SUSPENDED BY 4 UTILITY POLES AND A TOWER. AT ABOUT 5 FT FROM THE BASE, I HAVE ANOTHER MFJ PRODUCT, THE MFJ-998RT REMOTE TUNER. I FEED IT WITH LMR-400 COAX AND AFTER THE TUNER, PRIOR TO THE WIRE, I EMPLOY A DESIGNS BALUN 4:1 CURRENT #4114S. THE RESULTS ARE AMMAZING. REPORTS ARE TERIFFIC, AND THE PILEUPS ARE A BLAST.
THIS AMP WILL OFFERS NEAR LEGAL LIMIT ON ALL BANDS. THE 10 METER KIT IS A MATTER OF UNDOING 2 SCRES AND INSTALLING A COIL AND CAP BOARD ASSEMBLY. IT WORKS GREAT TOO.
NO TUBES TO TUNE, NO FIDDELING TO DO. JUST TURN IT ON, AND GO.
TOM VACCARO AA0PO
|From: Bill WR0F |
| We purchased our Ameritron ALS 1300 approx June 2012 and it's wonderful when operating HF contest. The no-tuneup required saves precious seconds when band switching to catch that rare multiplier. |
We did have an issue very recently with the 12 volt section of PS and had to send it in for repair. Ameritron got it back to me in 6 days including shipping time from the time they received it. I was shocked when UPS arrived today with my ALS 1300. That is what we say is A+++ service. Kudos!!
This Amplifier runs very good 10-160 meters loafing at 1KW as we do not run ours to the full output. We drive our amp with approximately 35-40 watts on all bands to obtain 1000 output when needed.
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