A Homebrew 100W (DC Input) Class 'C' Amplifier

This 7/14 MHz amplifier was built as a companion to my Homebrew HF Transmitter.

It is based on an article 'A 150-Watt Amplifier', published by ARRL in their book 'Understanding Amateur Radio'.

100W Class 'C' Amplifier
It has two 807 tubes in parallel. The 'clamp tube' was done away with by using negative-bias-grid-block keying. Hence the unused tube-socket cutout.

100W Class 'C' Amplifier - inside top 
I attempted using a 'receiver-type' variable capacitor for Pi tank tuning, but heavy arcing between the plates put an end to that.

The project was on hold for about six months, till I succeeded in laying my hands on the wide-spaced variable seen.

The 'receiver-type' variable for Pi tank loading, mounted under the plate/grid current meter, is not visible.

100W Class 'C' Amplifier - inside bottom
The chassis is an aluminium baking tray picked up from the neighbourhood 'pots & pans' trader!

The cutouts were made by drilling/filing with hand tools and the cover homebrewed by cutting/bending aluminium sheet.

A few coats of enamel paint, baked on the kitchen stove, gave a fairly acceptable finish to the enclosure.

Here are the design manuscripts:

Class 'C' Amplifier Schematic
Power Supply Schematic
Class 'C' Amplifier 
Class 'C' Amplifier - Instructions
This amplifier fetched me a lot of DX contacts on 7 and 14 MHz using only simple dipole antennas.

Related post: My first Homebrew HF Transmitter