ACOM 1010

I just love ACOM amplifiers. This is one part of ham radio where I prefer tube amps over solid state. The tuning of the ACOM amps just can’t be beat – idiot proof and if your antennas are 3:1 SWR or better, you do not need an external tuner – which is really super. When running high power, I like to have my hand…

When Bouvet is Finally Activated . . .

When we get close to an actual Bouvet activation, I might pull the trigger on this bugger. ACOM makes my favorite amplifiers – and I like their TRI tuning circuitry. When you have to tune manually – you don’t miss potential problems that you do when you have a solid state amp with an auto tuner. On top of that – tube amps seem…

The “100 Watt Challenge” (and ACOM Amplifiers)

I found last night’s 3B7A QSO one of the most enjoyable in quite a while. I did already have 3B7 on 40, 30 and 20 (SSB and CW), so last night I just wanted to see if I could be just a tad better operator and beat all of those running amplifiers. I did – and its a technique where you put yourself right…