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POWER PLUS 150 AMP? What is this? Info needed on using it.
Bought this at a flea market as it looked cool. Is this a CB amp. Does anyone have the manual or some type on user info for it. Thanks Ron
 

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It will make a good door stop or a disposable boat anchor

(Never mind the grumpy old ham operator) ;) On the serious side, it is a CB amplifier. Illegal and most likely poorly designed. I wouldn't mess with it.
 

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Thanks for your input. At least I didn't waste my money. Ron

It will make a good door stop or a disposable boat anchor

(Never mind the grumpy old ham operator) ;) On the serious side, it is a CB amplifier. Illegal and most likely poorly designed. I wouldn't mess with it.
 

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12V is for wimps, REAL amps can KILL you. Go ahead and use it, see how many enemies you can make but after the midnight antenna party don't come crying to me, you'll find sympathy in the dictionary.

Now how's that for a grumpy old ham operator comment? (;->) Seriously, I don't really give a crap as long as what goes down on CB stays on CB, just don't mess with MY bands. Da boyz on Ham Island don't call me the grumpy old bastid for nothing and we have a couple of dogs too, Dash! and Dit Dit.
 

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Hello Ron: Gee whiz does that old CB Amp bring back found memories.

A good friend of mine use to sell CB Radios, Scanners, Antennnas, and linears many years ago, travelling up and down highway 395 from Mojave to way above Mamath Lake Ca. He had one just like that and it worked just great. Had a 102 inch whip antenna mounted in the middle of his Van it got out all over the place.

That should be in a Museum.

Most of these amps were made by hams in their garage, and they sold a ton of them. Look at the Motorola RF Transistor Manual, probably out of print. This manual has a application sheets showing how to assembly these type of amps. Communications Concepts Inc may still carry the manual.

Good find.

Jay in the Mojave
 
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CB amp...just a few comments

POWER PLUS 150 AMP? "Bought this at a flea market as it looked cool. Does anyone have the manual or some type on user info for it. Thanks Ron
Yes, a nice-looking old-school CB amp. (Are there new-school CB amps?)
Anyway, they aren't bad if they work. You can usually find a kicker like this
at a flea market, I have one really old one, runs off a car battery, and then I had
one made for me years ago, uses a proper power source, plugs-in. My thoughts
on CB kickers are, if you aren't interfering with someone's legal signal, then
so what. CB is hardly the craze it was back in the 70's.
But, yeah, they're illegal.
As far as using them, no big problem, you hook it up to power and then you
hook it up between your radio and the antenna.
The "150" (which I assume is extra watts) may or may not be accurate, there
was a lot of exaggeration in regard to power with these things.
Problems: hook it backwards and you'll fry it...also heat is always a concern, if it
doesn't have a built-in fan, make sure you have a fan blowing on it.
Hope some of this was helpful. just remembering the old days, I guess.
 
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