Thanks for the good suggestion. I tried it on a battery removed from
my lawn mower. I won't be needing the lawn mower for some months!
Running it from the battery does not significantly reduce the RF I
see on the amplifier +DC input lead. I can clean it up (mostly) by
putting a 100 uF bypass capacitor at that point.
On 11/10/2017 03:30 PM, Rik Strobbe wrote:
I just had a look at the circuit
One end of the output transformer connected is to the +13.8V should be "cold"
As already mentioned regulated power supplies often behave strange to reverse
To rule out any hickups of the power supply I would suggest to run the PA on a
large (car) battery or an unregulated power supply (just transformer +
rectifier + large C of at least 10000uF). Now the voltage at one end of the
output transformer should be (almost) pure DC.
If the PA run fine (expected output power and efficiency) now you should focus
on AC decoupling the power supply (proper shoke with serveral uF of good caps
at both ends).
73, Rik ON7YD - OR7T