[AMRadio] Thank You and Toroidal transformers


Anthony W. DePrato wa4jqs at mikrotec.com
Fri Dec 29 10:52:13 EST 2006


>watts of AM on them....
>
>I blew out traps in a trapped dipole and in a vertical
>antenna with a DX100 (100 watts out).
>
>Brett
>N2DTS

SNIP
Hi Brett:
the only trap antenna i have found that will handle the power is the old 
Rayco Traps. back in the 60's i had a trap dipole using them ran a WRL 
Globe Champion 350A into it for years. no problems. years later i burnt up 
a lot of traps and verticals trying to run 100watts AM . like ham radio 
things just got cheaper made as the years went by.
I passed those old Rayco traps around the area for years 4 other hams used 
them and they came home about 8 yrs ago. i cleaned them up put high voltage 
insulation dope on them and tryed them out guess what worked find . used 
them again for about a year then retired them to a place of honor in the shack.
do not know if the new Rayco traps are as good and will handle the AM power 
like the old ones would but they might be worth a look into.
Happy New Year
73 Tony
QBE  ZUT  DE WA4JQS

ANTHONY W. (Tony) DePrato WA4JQS EXTRA - HEAVY
Since 1962
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