Maybe your 516 is different but the 516 will put out one watt, not
0, turned all the way down!
I have worked others in this setting.
Using a dummy load like you constructed is very good practice.
I agree, even at 1 watt no one will hear you.
> 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.
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