[AMRadio] B&W ##$A Dummy Load Question

Kim Elmore cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 2 22:52:10 EDT 2013

I've read the manual on my B&W 334A dumy load and it says, in no 
uncertain terms, not to exceed 1000 W peak input to it lest the "diode 
in the voltmeter will be destroyed." Yet, the next paragraph says that 
"...the maximum RF carrier, 100% modulated, that may be applied is 1000 
W."  But! But! A 100% modulated 1000 W AM carrier has a peak power of 
4000 W, which handily exceeds the peak limit of 1000 W.

What's the real skinny?


Kim N5OP

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