|[AMRadio] Dummy Load|
w5omr at satx.rr.com
Tue May 2 07:50:52 EDT 2006
> Plastar sells a very NICE 5kw Dummy Load using Large Capacitors!
> Well built and should do the trick even has a fan inside to keep
> things cooled down!
> Or you could buy you a five gallon pail of Mineral oil, take a
> heating element from a hot water heater, check the impedance, they are
> NOT all the same. install this down into the Oil, with the proper
> connector attached and 'Voila' you have a gigantic DUMMY Load.
A good, old Heathkit Cantenna would hold a kW, but I don't remember for
As Tony said, you can take the element from the Heathkit Cantenna, and
dunk it in 5x the oil. Cantennas do take a lot, but I've seen one boil,
with a kW into it, for 5 minutes.
73 = Best Regards,
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