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Re: [TenTec] Temporarily disabling Argonaut V transmitter

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Temporarily disabling Argonaut V transmitter
From: ron <roncasa@verizon.net>
Reply-to: roncasa@verizon.net,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 10:51:52 -0400
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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.

Ron, wb1hga

wa3fiy@radioadv.com wrote:
> 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 
> compact.
> No one will hear you practice. 

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