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T/R Switches for RF Amps..Yes or No May 3rd 2012, 01:33 3 1,034 on 3/5/12

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T/R Switches for RF Amps..Yes or No AE7JD on 3/5/12
Thank you muchly, Zack, for taking the time to clear up my confusion. No more angst about the amp issue for me.

John Davis AE7JD
T/R Switches for RF Amps..Yes or No AE7JD on 3/5/12
Having never used an RF amp but considering getting one for my handheld to use mobile, and then later perhaps get one for my HF rig. I am confused as to whether some sort of switching from tx to rx needs to be installed between the radio and the amp. Some diagrams show amps connecting directly to the radio, while some articles I read speak of a switch/relay between the radio and the amp. Could someone clear this up for me? I don't want to max out my checking account for a nice amplifier(s) and then find that I need to buy or build some sort of relay box before I can get on the air with it. Or, worse yet, trash my rig through ignorance...

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