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Re: [TowerTalk] strange wattmeter reading on beam

To: Jim in Waco wb5oxq <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] strange wattmeter reading on beam
From: Bob K6UJ <>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:48:20 -0700
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What watt meter are you using ? Sounds like it may be squirrly.


On Apr 16, 2012, at 4:36 PM, Jim in Waco wb5oxq wrote:

> I have a Force 12 C-3 beam with a 5kw DX Engineering balun and rg 213 cable.  
> everything works well on 20, swr is low and tube amp loads properly.
> On 15 swr is a little higher about 1.6-1 but the amp tunes funny.  The 
> wattmeter pegs past 2kw and 4 572B tubes cannot put out that much power and 
> also the plate current only reads about 400ma at 2400 vdc so there is no way 
> the output is that high.  10 meters works ok also.  I will not use the amp on 
> 15 until I find out what is going on.
> Jim wb5oxq.
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