[AMRadio] Dummy Load


Bob Bruno - K2KI k2ki at starc.org
Thu May 15 18:25:38 EDT 2008


Now now...

Be a good AMer and use your antenna as a dummy load. Heck, everyone does 
it :-)

73...
Bob de k2ki


Rick Brashear wrote:
> I know this has been beaten to death many times, but for the sake of an old
> man with a bad memory could we discuss the most economical (very important)
> way to provide a dummy load for testing a broadcast transmitter.  I have a
> few Cantennas, but they get hot real quick at 1000 watts and I'd like
> something I could be a little more confident in.  If I were to use the
> proper number of series/parallel non-inductive resistors at say 100 watts
> each, what kind of support system would be best to insure at least a one
> minute key down time?  Would immersing them in oil or attaching them to heat
> dissipating metal with a blower be the better choice?
>
>  
>
> Thanks for any and all advice you may offer..
>
>  
>
> Rick/K5IAR
>
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