I still have a nice linear PA, Mode A! from Comcast, former used in an Australian VSB TV Distribution Network , for using with Es'hail Sat . It is interesting that the engineers where able to combine 5 Transistors in a 3 double combiner network (I never had seen such a solution before).
As I mentioned before , this is a class A amplifier with about 2A per final Transistor. It delivers a loot of heat for 17db gain . I am looking forward into the future with practical Es'hail experience, how linear this linear PA will be behave with DATV. Maybe I can reduce it to something like A with a little B, as every transistor has ist own poti for adjusting the drain current.
vy 73 Hans