ACOM 1000P Continuous Coverage Commercial Application HF Power Amplifier

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Continious Covererage Commercial Amplifer ACOM 1000C Version (MARS/CAP Ready)


The ACOM 1000 HF Linear Amplifier is the world's best value in a commercial HF amplifier. The ACOM 1000 gives you a comfortable 1000 watts output on all amateur bands from 160 through 6 meters.
Easy to operate

The plate-load True Resistance Indicator (TRI) is a powerful tuning aid which, together with the automatically controlled input attenuator, helps the operator to quickly and precisely match antennas (5-10 seconds typically). The auto-operate function (when enabled) maintains the amplifier in OPERATE mode for you, thus saving manual operations and time.

No antenna tuners

The amplifier will perform the functions of an antenna tuner for VSWR up to 3:1, thus enabling you change antennas faster and use them over a wider frequency range (saving tuning time).


An amplifier that is both user-friendly, and that looks after itself. It is designed to safely withstand up to 300 W reflected power, up to 100 milliseconds duration of drive spikes, drive RF "tails" after a PTT or KEY release, operator's inadvertent tuning errors etc. It would also not cease to function with a "soft" AC line and would deliver more than half power at only 75% of nominal mains voltage. Withstands up to 10 milliseconds (down to zero) voltage drops, and up to +15% line voltage spikes - important particularly when used at field days, Dxpeditions, etc.

LCD comment display

Text messages,12 parameters, and strip peak-reading PEP meter displayed on a dot-matrix, back-lighted LCD. LED indicators are provided for OPERATE, attenuator-on, and ON/OFF conditions.

Easy maintenance

Signatures of the amplifier internal status are stored in a nonvolatile memory for 7 most recent auto protection trips. This information is used for diagnostics.

Virtually silent QSK

The input bypassing and the vacuum antenna relays are very quiet even in CW mode due to their special mounting.

Broadband input matching

Resulting in very good load to the transceiver over the entire spectrum 1.8-54MHz.

Single 4CX800A (GU74B)

A Svetlana high performance ceramic-metal tetrode with plate dissipation of 800W is employed (forced air cooling, grid-driven).

Tube protection

Permanent monitoring and protection of plate and grid voltages and currents, as well as of the exhaust temperature.

ACOM 1000 specifications

• Frequency Coverage: All amateur bands 1.8-54MHz;
   extensions and/or changes on request.

• Power Output: 1000W PEP or continuous carrier,
   no mode limit.

• Intermodulation Distortion: Better than 35dB below
   rated output.

• Hum and noise: Better than 40dB below rated output.

• Harmonic Output Suppression:
        -1.8-29.7MHz - better than 50dB below rated output;
        -50-54MHz - better than 66dB below rated output.

• Input and Output Impedances:
         - nominal value: 50 Ohm unbalanced, UHF (SO239)
           type connectors;
        - input circuit: broadband, VSWR less than 1.3:1,
          1.8-54MHz continuously (no tunings, no switching);
        - bypass path VSWR less than 1.1:1, 1.8-54MHz
        - output matching capability: better than VSWR 3:1 or
           greater at reduced output levels.

• RF Gain: 12.5dB typically, frequency response less
   than 1dB (50 to 60W drive power for rated output).

• Primary Power: 170-264V (200, 210, 220, 230 & 240V
   nominal taps, 100, 110 & 120V taps on request,
   +10%-15%tol.), 50-60Hz, single phase, 2000VA
   consumption at rated output.

• Complies with CE safety and EMC requirements, as well as
   FCC-regulations (6,10 & 12m bands lock provided).

• Size & Weight (operating):
        - WxDxH: 422x355x182mm, 22kg.
        - (16.6x14x7.2 inches, 48.5lbs)

• Operating environments:
        - temperature range: 0...+50 degs.Celsius;
        - humidity: up to 75% @ +35 degs.Celsius.
        - height: up to 3000m above sea level
           without output deterioration

All ACOM Amplifiers come with a two (2) year factory warranty.

If your ACOM product fails within the first 120 days, ACOM will prepay shipping to their warranty service center. Shipping will also be prepaid back from the repair center. This is an exclusive warranty for HRO customers only and is the best warranty in the industry.

After 120 days through 2 years ACOM will require payment by the customer for shipping to their repair facility. Shipping will then be prepaid by ACOM for the return of the serviced amplifier. ACOM will repair or replace your unit at any time during the two (2) year warranty period.

Warranty Coverage for the tube or tubes in all ACOM amplifiers is one (1) year.

p>ACOM Service Center - AVSL
829 Lynnhaven Parkway
Suite 128
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-7224
(757) 340-7143

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