The Best Thing About My ACOM 1000 Amplifier

I recently picked up a used ACOM 1000 amplifier in great condition. Since I don’t have 240V in the ham shack I rewired it for 120V. I’ll show you how I did that later. The ACOM 1000 has many great reviews and many great features. I’ll tell you what I like best.

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#1 It’s Easy to Tune

The best thing about the ACOM 1000 is I can tune it in 5 – 10 seconds. It is so easy to tune because it uses a feature called TRI. I just followed the instructions. 5 – 10 seconds, that’s it, no fuss, no worries.

Tuning is substantially simplified by a plate-load True Resistance Indicator (TRI) and by an automatically controlled input attenuator. Operating parameters are displayedby a multi-functional backlighted Liquid Crystal Display. Full break-in transmit/receive switching (QSK)is standard. – ACOM1000 Operating Manual

Acom1000 tuning aid

Wired for 120 Volts

I haven’t been running more than 550 watts, so I haven’t had any trouble using 120v. The circuit in my ham shack is a 30 amp circuit. I’ll post some photos of how I did the voltage change. It will be easy enough to change back someday.

In the video below I’ll show you how simple it is to tune.

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I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

6 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    I also have an acom 1000, great linear and so easy to tune.

  2. K0PIR says:

    Hi Michael,

    Thank you for visiting and for commenting. I was really looking for a solid state amp, but when this one popped up I couldn’t resist. I am glad I got it. Fantastic amp!

    Best 73,
    Rich, K0PIR

  3. Steve Caron, N9EJK says:

    Tha is for the gear report. Will retire soon and would like info .on a mobile 10 thru 40 meter antennae. Gave one to a ham that was full time RV years ago and never got it replced.

  4. K0PIR says:

    Hi Steve,

    Nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting here. I think the best overall mobile antenna is the TarHeel. The 200A is an excellent choice if you have the space for it. I have a 200A

    Hi-Q makes some good antennas too. I still have this one and it will be mounted on my camper someday

    If I had an extra 1k I would get one of these Scorpions

    Thanks again have a great weekend and best 73,
    Rich, K0PIR

  5. im says:

    Really informative, thanks for sharing this!

  6. K0PIR says:

    Hello and thank you for commenting. Your input is greatly appreciated. Best 73! – Rich, K0PIR

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