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[Amps] VHF arcing

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Subject: [Amps] VHF arcing
From: "Tom W8JI" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 11:32:17 -0400
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> In a message dated 6/28/2006 11:04:10 AM Eastern Daylight 
> Time,
> writes:
> By  properly loading the amplifier, voltages (including 
> VHF transients)
> in the  output circuit would be reduced and the chance of 
> damage to
> the bandswitch  would be significantly reduced.
> 73,
> ... Joe, W4TV

> Oh, do you mean to say that bandswitches could arc due to 
> improper loading
> by the operator?  Lou

For actual measurements of what REALLY happens look at:


It's very easy to prove with actual measurements anyone with 
modest test gear can reproduce that the entire VHF arcing 
thing is nonsense.

73 Tom 

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