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K3S driving an Alpha 86

Bill Weaver
 
 
Will a K3S key an Alpha 86 direct without an intermediate relay? I'm trying to set up my system quickly for the ARRL 160 and hoping to get a quick answer.
 

 
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Bill WE5P
 

 
 

 
 
 
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Re: K3S driving an Alpha 86

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
What are the keying requirements of the Alpha?   The values of voltage
and current should be in the Alpha manual.  Then are those requirements
in the range as defined on page 28 of the Tentec Omni VII manual,
paragraph IMPORTANT NOTICE.    From this information you should be able
to determine YES or NO.

73

Bob, K4TAX


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Re: K3S driving an Alpha 86

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Re: K3S driving an Alpha 86

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
Sorry Vic, I had a different manufacturer manual in front of me trying to assist another ham with his radio and amp connection.

Bob, K4TAX


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Re: K3S driving an Alpha 86

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I have used a K3 with an Alpha 76, 78 and 77DX.

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> Sorry Vic, I had a different manufacturer manual in front of me trying to assist another ham with his radio and amp connection.
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Re: K3S driving an Alpha 86

Jim Brown-10
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On 12/6/2019 6:19 PM, Bill Weaver wrote:
> Will a K3S key an Alpha 86 direct without an intermediate relay?

Yes. A look at the Alpha schematic shows that the key input is buffered.

73, Jim K9YC
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Re: K3S driving an Alpha 86

Roger-3
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No problem with the ALPHA amplifiers - the switching voltage is approx. 24 V
@ 350 mA. The K3S MOSFET switch will switch up to 200 V (absolute MAX.!) and
several amperes.................

But to make sure connect a voltmeter to the PTT socket on the amp and
measure the voltage then switch to current measurement and switch the
amplifier to TX with the multimeter. If both readings (voltage and current)
are within limits then you are absolutely safe!

73 Roger, DL5RBW


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I have used a K3 with an Alpha 76, 78 and 77DX.

On 12/6/2019 8:08 PM, Bob McGraw K4TAX wrote:
> Sorry Vic, I had a different manufacturer manual in front of me trying to
assist another ham with his radio and amp connection.
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Re: K3S driving an Alpha 86

Mike VE3YF
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Yes Bill I used to drive a Alpha 86 with my K3S. Same as my 91B, just a
cable between the rig and the amp and no buffer etc required.

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Re: K3S driving an Alpha 86

ke9uw
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The Alpha 86 has a 10K resistor on the input of a cmos nand gate. So pulling that to ground is simple...and well within the K3s 200 V/5 A specs.

Chuck Jack Hawley
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> On Dec 7, 2019, at 2:32 AM, Roger <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> No problem with the ALPHA amplifiers - the switching voltage is approx. 24 V
> @ 350 mA. The K3S MOSFET switch will switch up to 200 V (absolute MAX.!) and
> several amperes.................
>
> But to make sure connect a voltmeter to the PTT socket on the amp and
> measure the voltage then switch to current measurement and switch the
> amplifier to TX with the multimeter. If both readings (voltage and current)
> are within limits then you are absolutely safe!
>
> 73 Roger, DL5RBW
>
>
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> I have used a K3 with an Alpha 76, 78 and 77DX.
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>> On 12/6/2019 8:08 PM, Bob McGraw K4TAX wrote:
>> Sorry Vic, I had a different manufacturer manual in front of me trying to
> assist another ham with his radio and amp connection.
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>> Bob, K4TAX
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