I'm about to purchase a Hilltopper 40 but first I would like to know how close to 5 watts output I can get from 12 VDC? I built five QCX transceivers and not one of them ever approached 5 watts on 12 VDC and they also use three BS170 transistors.
In fairness to QCX Labs, they do indeed specify that the QCX transceivers operate on approx 6 to 16 volts and, of course, output varies directly with voltage.
Followup question: For whatever power out 12 VDC provides for the Hilltopper 40 should I assume it will be EQUAL or LOWER for the Hilltopper 20?
Thanks in advance for some enlightenment; I'm a new group member.
72, Stan WB2LQF