[AMRadio] Dummy Load

W5OMR/Geoff w5omr at satx.rr.com
Tue May 2 16:11:03 EDT 2006

Jim Candela wrote:

>   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...

Which would be about 4 years before the Baraccuda ("The engine is IN!") 
announcement, made over 75m phone, complete with starting and reving 
engine, with no headers.


73 = Best Regards,

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