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Ron. 426 Big Red |
Hello everyone. Texas star is the king of cb radio amplifiers. Texas star has been around for over 30 years. You cannot go wrong. Very good quality.
I have been using the 350HD for about a year as a base amp & it has performed very well.I get 300 watts which is more than enough without turning up the voltage or over driving the amplifier.It was FREE so I have gotten my monies worth out of it.Thinking of trying it in my mobile & see how it will work on 10 meters.I can't find any information about if it will work on 10 meters so I'll do my own testing & then I'll know 1st hand.Mine has a broken meter & it was that way when I got it but the meter is not needed anyway.
I've owned many Texas Star Amps over the years and know this for sure, you can't go wrong going with Texas Star! They are consistent and their designed in reliability is top shelf, bar-none. The DX 350 is amp that can be used in almost every modern auto with no problems as far as amperage is concerned, compared with the DX 500 which at a 45 amp draw can be the cause of dashboard lights flickering, meaning that more intensive,"beefing up" of your electrical system is needed.
An amp pumps up whatever signal goes into it so, a proper mic and most importantly, the best antenna you can afford and for mobile use, the quarter wave stainless steel wire will give and get you a 2 S unit increase(transmitting and receiving) over a Wilson 1000. The Wilson is a great choice if you have to use a shortened antenna because of parking garages or whatever.
Hope this help anyone sitting on the fence over choosing to own one of these outstanding power adders.
The Texas Star DX 350 is a great amp for mobile operation as almost every charging system can handle it need for 30 amps, my DX 500 needed 45 amps and would send the electric system into fits if I attempted to transmit on high while idling at a stoplight but not so with the 350. No problems whatsoever ever! One day, while waiting for the dogs to be cut loose while on a deer hunt in South Carolina I was operating on 12 meters and made a QSO with a station in Kuwait, couldn't believe it really happened until his QSL card came in the mail and in the picture, there the operator was sitting in his Muslim head garb sitting in front of his extensive bank of nice ham rigs.
Copper has an extremely competitive pricing and will get you set up with excellent equipment to get the kind of results that will allow you to work the world!
Good DX! de John AI4LS- South Carolina
Bought this little amp in January puts out nicely. Leave it to Texas Star and copper to sell a good product.