[AMRadio] reistor needed


manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Sun Jun 1 15:45:05 EDT 2014


Yes, your correct. My brain wasn't in gear. It would have to be an 8 or
8.X  ohm resistor to get it to 9.1.
Pete, wa2cwa

On Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:19:00 -0400 Charlie Cheney
<ccheney3686 at charter.net> writes:
> I must be missing something. Cutting into a resistor will raise the 
> resistance, not lower it.
> 
> If you have a 10 ohm 2 W, parallel it with a 100 ohm (which can be 
> 1/2 
> or even 1/4 watt since most of the power will be dissipated in the 
> 10 ohm).
> 
> 73,
> 
> Charlie K1LDZ
> 
> 
> On 6/1/2014 2:50 PM, manualman at juno.com wrote:
> > In a pinch, if you had a precision meter that could read 9.1 ohms, 
> just
> > take a 10 ohm resistor and file some small slots into the resistor 
> to
> > bring it down to 9.1 ohms.
> >
> > Pete, wa2cwa
> >
> > On Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:56:37 -0500 GRANT YOUNGMAN <nq5t at tx.rr.com> 
> writes:
> >> That particular resistor is a 5% carbon at the battery end of 
> the
> >> ohms range switch..  Mouser has a 2W metal film for about $0.35.
> >> Plus that pesky postage, of course.
> >>
> >> Grant NQ5T
> >>
> >>
> >> On Jun 1, 2014, at 12:04 PM, John King via AMRadio
> >> <amradio at mailman.qth.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hey YOU ALL!!! I need a resistor out of a Heath VTVM. It is a 
> 9.1
> >> ohm @ 2 watts. The color bands on my defunct  resistor  are
> >> WHITE-BROWN-SILVER-GOLD. My IM13 Heath VTVM is on the blink.
> >>> Hopefully someone will have one in a more defunct meter than 
> mine
> >> and will extricate it and sell it to me. If I am not mistaken, 
> all
> >> of the Heath VTVMs had the same circuitry and they all had the
> >> resistor.
> >>> Your attention will be greatly appreciated. I need to get my 
> meter
> >> working again, my finger is getting tired of measuring voltage.
> >>> Thanks and 73, John, K5PGW



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