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Re: [TowerTalk] Johnson Matchbox

To: "Tom Osborne" <>, "Towertalk" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Johnson Matchbox
From: W6SX Hank Garretson <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 14:50:11 -0700
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At 02:38 PM 16 03 2008, Tom Osborne, W7WHY wrote:

>I just purchased a 275 watt Johnson Matchbox, almost mint condition.  They
>are rated at 275 watts, but the components inside look pretty hefty.
>Has anyone ever run more than 275 watts into one of these?  I've built
>tuners that didn't have parts as husky as this one and ran quite a bit of
>power through them.
>My SB-200 puts out about 500 watts on most bands.

It has been fifty years, but my Elmer used to run 500 watts into one 
of these.  He never had any problems.  He did emphasize that he tuned 
it up at low power.


Hank, W6SX

Mammoth Lakes, California 


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