[AMRadio] [Boatanchors] WANTED: 274 Ohm Resistor

Rick Poole WA1RKT wa1rkt at comcast.net
Sat Aug 30 08:28:21 EDT 2014

One thing to consider... if you need a precision 274-ohm resistor that probably also means you need it to be stable over temperature.  5% and 10% resistors, even if you find one that measures at 274 ohms, are unlikely to maintain that value very closely over a wide temperature range.


On 08/30/2014 04:43 AM, Brian Clarke wrote:
> Hello Randy,
> Buy a strip of 10off 270 Ohm, 0.25 W resistors, 10% tolerance. Should
> cost all of 40c total. Measure them all on a good Ohmmeter - you should
> find at least one that is close to 274 Ohm. After all, 274 is only 1.5%
> away from 270. (Statistically, you have better than 30% likelihood of
> finding at least one that is close to 274 Ohm)
> More seriously, I would question why you can't just use a 270 Ohm
> resistor anyway.
> 73 de Brian, VK2GCE.

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