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    As a newby ,when adding an amplifier as an example,radio puts out 100 amps and if a 100 amp amplifier is added , does this combo give a total of 200 amps ?

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    Firstly, we don't usually talk about an amp or a radio putting out 'amps'. Power is measured in watts.

    To answer your question - no, it would not.

    There would be no point in doing that. That 100 watt amp would not be looking for a 100 watt input but something rather less, maybe 10 watts or so.

    You would more likely run a 100W radio into something like a 500 or 1000W amplifier - where it's legal to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG0CCX View Post
    Firstly, we don't usually talk about an amp or a radio putting out 'amps'. Power is measured in watts.

    To answer your question - no, it would not.

    There would be no point in doing that. That 100 watt amp would not be looking for a 100 watt input but something rather less, maybe 10 watts or so.

    You would more likely run a 100W radio into something like a 500 or 1000W amplifier - where it's legal to do so.
    So if a 500 watt is hooked to a base station that puts out 100 watts , what output of watts would be the outcome , sorry my terminology is correct, being new Iím just trying to learn

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    You'd get 500 watts. It's a 500 watt amplifier - simple as that. You do not add the input power to the amp to its output power.

    OK, the actual output power depends on the mode being used etc etc, but I've kept the answer as straightforward as possible.
    Current radios: VHF/UHF: 2 x Baofeng 2/70 Handhelds. VHF: Kenwood TR9130 2m multimode. HF: Kenwood TS930S-AT
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG0CCX View Post
    You'd get 500 watts. It's a 500 watt amplifier - simple as that. You do not add the input power to the amp to its output power.

    OK, the actual output power depends on the mode being used etc etc, but I've kept the answer as straightforward as possible.
    Thank you for the information

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