gene you should have lived in the am ham days. Guys would build huge amps you would hear a big thunk when they turned their amp on no relays in those days. In about a second you would hear this real deep voice he would id first then make a transmission!
Of course he might be running a pair of 4-1000s at who knows how much output. I have one it runs 6900v on the plates at 1amp. I listed it for sale
one time I could not believe the responses I go from hams wanting that thing even in this day!!
just more fun!!