IF Nautel says it will do 5500W, then it
should be fine, a transmitter isn’t a car, in other words, a
transmitter runs at a set power level 100% of the time, it’s
not stopping at red lights, or going up or down hills……so if
the manufacturer says it will do 5500W, it would be used at
5500W full time.
That said my inclination would be to go
to the next bigger transmitter, which I think is a 7.5. That
way When an RF module fails, you stand a better chance of
making (closer to) licensed power while it gets repaired.
Now the better question is, what is your
licensed ERP, how much and what size transmission line, type
of antenna, and any filters. In other words Have you
calculated how much transmitter you need? This statement
makes me wonder “Management
wants to run it a full output for a max ERP.” Because MAX
ERP is your LISCENSED ERP.
From: Laverne Siemens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 9:34 AM
To: CRTech <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: [CRTech] Can you run a Nautel Xmtr at
long as you have a good load, proper cooling and aren't
exceeding your licensed ERP...you should be fine at 5500
From: "Dave Land" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 9:30am
To: "CRTech" <email@example.com>
Subject: [CRTech] Can you run a Nautel Xmtr at 110%?
looking into getting a new Nautel 5KW transmitter.
They are rated for a max output of 5500 watts.
Management wants to run it a full output for a max
ERP. Is that something you have done? or would even
me, it feels like I'm gonna get in my car and run
full throttle 100% of the time! Don't think it would
last too long at that rate.