|[AMRadio] Dummy Load|
rickbras at airmail.net
Tue May 2 10:30:59 EDT 2006
I have a couple of Cantennas, but the last time I loaded the Henry into
it for any length of time it got REAL hot. The SWR was still fine, so I
don't think she'll take high wattage very long. I tried the same thing
with an MFJ oil filled load (like the Cantenna) and it heated even
faster. I'd just like to have something I don't have to worry about
while making adjustments.
Thanks for the advice...
> A good, old Heathkit Cantenna would hold a kW, but I don't remember
> for how long.
> 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.
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