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[AMPS] Cantenna Dummy loads

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Subject: [AMPS] Cantenna Dummy loads
From: (Rich Measures)
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 10:34:20 -0800

>On Wed, 3 Feb 1999 09:10:49 -0500 (EST) "William L. Fuqua III"
><> writes:
>>  The Cantenna dummy loads just can't take 1.5 Kw for 
>>very long. ........
>>  73
>>Bill wa4lav
>You can use a 5 Gallon can which are usually throw aways from auto body
>With some creative work with tin shears, drill, and a propane torch you
>can adapt the Cantenna as a unit.
>Thoroughly wash out the solvents in the can first!
>With 5 gallons of xfmr oil you can run 2KW for at least 20 minutes and
>still maintain the Cantenna frequency response.

?  With a resistor that is spec'd at 100 or so watts, this solution 
sounds somewhat unlikely.  If transformer oil vapour-bubbles begin to 
form on the surface of the resistor, which seems quite likely, it does 
not matter if the resistor is in a 55-gallon drum or a 1-gal. can of the 
stuff.  .  


R. L. Measures, 805-386-3734, AG6K,  

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