[AMRadio] Dummy Load

Jim Candela jcandela at prodigy.net
Tue May 2 12:49:44 EDT 2006


   I once was looking for a high power load, and
decided to use two movie projector bulbs! If you
select 120 volt 600 watt quartz iodine lamps, and
install in series, you get a 240 volt 1200 watt lamp.
Since R=E^2/P, this works out to 48 ohms with just a
little reactance.

   I hoisted my "dummy load" to the top of a 40'
tower, and turned on my AM KW at 850 watts carrier.
Then I modulated with an audio recording. man oh man
the whole neighborhood was illuminated, and with the
modulation, it looked is if a fire was occuring. I
decided to stop when the cops banged on my
door.....That was about 1984...


--- Rick Brashear <rickbras at airmail.net> wrote:

> Does anyone have a nice hefty dummy load capable of
> 2kw - 3kw they would 
> like to sell or trade?  I need something capable of 
> handling a 1000 
> watt carrier for more than a few seconds.
> Thanks,
> Rick/K5IZ
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