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[AMPS] Cantenna Dummy loads

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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 11:14:35 -0500

On Wed, 3 Feb 1999 10:34:20 -0800 Rich Measures <> writes:
>>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 
>>With some creative work with tin shears, drill, and a propane torch 
>>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 
>>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 


Try it before you criticize it.

73  Carl  KM1H

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

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