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03-06-2014, 09:11 PM
Hey guys

I am curious as to what wattage a person would use in an amp if they wanted to seem to be barefoot but actually wearing flipflops.

something like this ?

2014 Hot selling Mini Portable HF Radio Amplifier TC-200

This model can be amplify 50W for HF radio.
1.Turn on/off switch
2.Auto receive/transmit switch
3.Electrode reversal protect


Frequency range
HF( 3-30MHz)

Operate voltage
12-14 Vcc

Input current/power
8-11 A

Input power
3-5 W

Input power SSB
2-10 W

FM Output power
50 W(Input 10W) PEP Max

AM Output power
50 W(Input 10W) PEP Max

Output power SSB
200 W (Input 10W) PEP Max
150W(Input 5W) PEP Max

Working mode

Blown fuse

109x125x35 mm

Net weight
305 g.

or something like this


Frequency 18-30 Mhz
Supply 12-14 Vcc
Input energy/power 10 A
Input power 0,5-10 W
Input power SSB 1-20 W
Output power 100 W Max
Output power SSB 200 W pep Max
Fuse 12 A
Output power level 1
Size 109 x 125 x 35 mm
Weight 325 gr.

03-07-2014, 01:07 AM
If you want to seem barefoot the KL-60 would do that for you. Not a large unit but it is FET and they are sensitive to being over driven. I have one that I used as a driver for a high drive amp.

Gordon Gekko
03-08-2014, 10:51 AM
Good little amp for your purposes would be a 2 pill...something like a DaveMade M80.
Gives all the punch you need, easy to install, doesn't need a whole shit ton of amperage, you can run it easily off your stock charging system, and its not too expensive.

03-12-2014, 12:14 PM
to paraphrase GG don't underestimate the humble 2 pill . although i'll recommend something with a AB or B biasing if you talk SSB .

Gordon Gekko
03-12-2014, 12:33 PM
I had a 2 pill driving an 8 pill for a while. 90% of the time I just ran the driver box. Nothing more was necessary.
Good point about the bias with regards to ssb.

03-15-2014, 06:18 AM
My first amp was a MIDNIGHT SPECIAL 250 still have it and love it to death. When I got my new one [1x2] I put the special in an icecooler with a cobra 19 ultra3 and 2' ant. for fishing and camping. Great little amp. I got it second hand for $100. Don't know if that was too much but I'm well satisfied with it.