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Linear Amplifier Question

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Ranothil

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I am looking at the TPL 702 Linear Amplifier for the 2 meter band. It says that it accepts a 10-18 watt input and outputs 60-80 watts. I can only put out either 1 or 4 watts with my HT though. I was wondering if I could still drive the amplifier with my HT. I really only need a power output of like 15-25 watts or so. My main questions is would it work and would it damage it? Also, would it be O.K. to put two linear amps between the same radio and antenna. I could use one to boost the power up to the range and then boost it through the TPL amp all the way up to 60-80 watts. Thanks for your help!
 

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Looks to me like a 4 watt HT will drive the amplifier to around 25-30 watts so that would meet your requirement. Underdriving an amp should not cause any problem, in my experience. Forget your other idea of two amps, no good will come of that.
 
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