[AMRadio] 813 tx

Donald Chester k4kyv at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 31 14:44:43 EST 2004

Years ago I used to use a 100 watt light bulb for dummy  load and the rig 
was a pair of 807's in the final modulated by another pair.  Once I was 
testing into the light bulb and when I finished, I listened on the frequency 
and heard some hams complaining about "that idiot who keeps testing without 
listening and never identifies."  This was back when the vast majority of 
hams ran AM, and the guys complaining about me were on AM.  They were about 
90 miles away!

Today I have a 2000 watt dummy load made up of glo-bar resistors.  
Apparently it doesn't radiate, since I have never had anyone reply when I 
accidentally transmitted into it, having forgot to switch back to the 


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