Bernie <kf4fhs@...>

No problem Steve, Glad to help.

If you ever need any more technical help, don't hesitate to ask. I can
usually figure out complicated problems such as the one you had pretty easy.
I got most of my training back on the farm, when I lived in Tennessee. I was
the one who did all of the repair on our electronic goat milkers.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS
PS. You're right, Sucker Circuit is probably more accurate :-)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen J. Melachrinos" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: PSK DX

Bernie -

Thanks. I knew you guys would come through for me. I can't wait to
try this out!

Gosh, I'll practically be QRO with all of eight watts!


P.S. It seems to me that in this configuration, the "splitter" is
acting more like a "sucker," sucking out the PSK-20's three watts
and pulling it along as the 817 pushes its own five watts through.
So I think we should call this the Sucker Circuit.


You've got to use a splitter.

You put the splitter on the antenna connector of your PSK-20.
Connect the
Anetnna connector from your FT-817 to one side of the splitter and the
other side of the splitter to your antenna. When the 5 watts from your
FT-817 goes thru the PSK-20, it will take the 3 watts out with it
also. And everybody knows 5 + 3 = 8.
I figgered that all out by myself.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: "melachri" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 12:18 PM
Subject: [070] Re: PSK DX

--- In 070@y..., "Bernie" <kf4fhs@h...> wrote:
I've got three, 1kw amps I could let you have, Jay. Maybe you
hook 'em
up in series :-)

73, Bernie / KF4FHS
Bernie -

When you hook up amps in series, do they add like resistors (1 + 1 +
1 = 3) or capacitors (1 + 1 + 1 "=" 0.577)? I forget the rule.

I need to know, so that I can figure out how I should hook up my
three-watt PSK-20 and my five-watt FT-817 to get eight watts out.


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