[AMRadio] Dummy Load


Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at gmail.com
Tue May 2 16:25:32 EDT 2006


On 5/2/06, W5OMR/Geoff <w5omr at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> Jim Candela wrote:
<snip>
> >   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.

Talk about a '*snap!* to send your overload relay into a seizure.
Burnt valves! Burnt valves!  (o:

~ Todd,  KA1KAQ



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