How about connecting the 259 directly to the output side of the blocking cap
the PI network disconnected)? If the choke is self-resonant, I would expect the
impedance seen by the 259 to dip as it is swept thru the choke resonance. I've
curious to try this on my Drake L-7 to see if it might be capable of WARC
(esp 24 MHz).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Clements" <email@example.com>
To: "Bill Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: [AMPS] Plate Choke test with MFJ-259B
> I assume you have the plug-in "Duckie" that converts
> your 259 into a GDO.
> The choke is tested in place, with a shorting strap across
> the two terminals. If the choke has over 150 uh or so of L,
> there may be two resonance's found between 10 and 40 mhz.
> The very popular choke sold by RF Parts and used in Ameritron
> amps is resonant around 11.5 mhz, and again between 10 and 6
> meters. That is why this choke is so desirable. It has sufficient L
> for 160 meters, and is good on the other 8 bands as well.
> Phil, K5PC
> Subject: [AMPS] Plate Choke test with MFJ-259B
> > What is the "correct" way to check a Plate Choke for
> > resonance with a MFJ-259B antenna analyzer? Do you
> > leave it in the amp or take it out, etc.?
> > 73,
> > Bill
> > =====
> > Bill Smith KO4NR
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