The transmitter should run fine at 5500 watts. But if that is your licensed TPO and you have a neighbor transmitter move in which produces excessive IMD, you may need to add an output filter on your transmitter necessitating a TPO increase to make up for the filter loss. You wouldn’t have any head room for the filter.
From: Laverne Siemens [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 7:34 AM
Subject: RE: [CRTech] Can you run a Nautel Xmtr at 110%?
As long as you have a good load, proper cooling and aren't exceeding your licensed ERP...you should be fine at 5500 watts.
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%?
We're 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 consider?
To 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.