Monthly Archives: December 2011

KPA-500 — a couple of quirks

Nothing big, but I did notice that the KPA-500 had a noticeably warm cabinet when turned “Off” using the button on the front.  It turns out when in this mode the amp pulls about 11.5 watts of power. So the … Continue reading

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Elecraft KPA-500 #588 comes to life…

Although I’ve been using an Icom IC-9100 very successfully for the past 9 months or so, the urge to complete my DXCC this sunspot cycle is growing stronger.  I’ve managed about 70 countries so far, but only have confirmation from … Continue reading

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