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Re: [TenTec] Temporarily disabling Argonaut V transmitter

To: Dmitriy Mayorov <dmitrym@dimview.org>,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Temporarily disabling Argonaut V transmitter
From: wa3fiy@radioadv.com
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 10:30:46 -0400
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There may be another way to do it but I simply turn the power to zero and 
use a dummy load.  Although the dummy load is probably not necessary, I 
feel better about having it in place.  Since no power is being transmitted, I 
use a 2 watt 47 ohm resistor soldered into a PL-259 connector.  Very 

No one will hear you practice. 



On 1 Jul 2006 at 16:37, Dmitriy Mayorov wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to find a way to temporarily turn off Argonaut V  
> transmitter while keeping the keyer on.  I'd like to practice sending  
> CW using its built-in keyer and don't want to transmit garbage.
> I can turn the power all the way down, connect a dummy load instead  
> of an antenna, and hope that nobody hears me, or even open up the  
> radio and add a switch somewhere, but hopefully there is a better  
> way.  Couldn't find it in the manual, though, and Ten-Tec support did  
> not answer either.
> I saw the same question being asked before, e.g. http:// 
> groups.yahoo.com/group/Ten-Tec516/message/2066, but not the answer.
> Thanks!

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