swamping resistors

Paul Fischer pff at bfs.uwm.edu
Wed May 15 17:07:02 EDT 1996

Several folks have suggested I use swamping resistors to cut down 
the output from my transmitter. My amp requires 1-2 watts. My 
transmitter puts out 100watts. Just how does one go about this 
swamping? Parallel high wattage 50 ohm resistors at the output of my 
rig? Any help would be appreciated. 

>From larrytx at SSD.intel.com (LarryX Tyree contractor for brentc)  Wed May 15 23:06:12 1996
From: larrytx at SSD.intel.com (LarryX Tyree contractor for brentc) (LarryX Tyree contractor for brentc)
Date: Wed, 15 May 96 15:06:12 PDT
Subject: Amateur Radio
Message-ID: <9605152206.AA00409 at tensor.SSD.intel.com>

This is my second letter concerning the inappropriate reference to Amateur
Radio in your June 1996 issue on page 86.

Perhaps the best way to make up for this error is to have an article 
titled something like "What to do when you are having interference
from the ham next door."  This article would help explain how interference
is caused, and what techniques are used to solve the problem.  You could
also educate the reader on the difference between Amateur Radio and CB

In most cases, the problem is caused by cost cutting on the part of the 
electronic manufactures.  Many of them will send you the parts you need
to fix the problem FREE OF CHARGE.  They explain they are saving money
this way, only providing the extra parts to those few people who need
them (or know about them).

Lady next door: "Your radio is blasting through the speaker on my organ".
Ham: "Does your organ have a radio in it?"
Lady: "No."
Ham: "Then I wonder why it is picking up radio signals."

Lady with LHJ in her pocket: "Your radio has been coming in through the
speaker on my organ and I understand you might have some parts that can
fix this problem?"

Ham: "Sure, let's go see what we can do."

This type of article would be well received by the amateur community (we
would all go buy 10 copies just to have around when someone calls up with
a problem) and be a good service to your subscribers/readers.

If I can provide any information on such an article, please feel free
to contact me.  You can also contact the American Radio Relay Leaque in
Newington, CT at (203) 594-0200.  They can provide you with all the 
information you would need for such an article.

There are a lot of exciting things happening in Amateur Radio.  Most of 
the space shuttle astronauts are licensed Amateur Radio operators and 
they have been communicating directly with school childern using 
Amateur Radio during shuttle missions.  We are also involved in
emergency communications and provide a way to meet people around the 

In fact, there is an international event happening this July in San
Francisco where radio amateurs from around the world are meeting for
an Olympic type competition.  There will be teams from about 40 countries,
including mainland China.  This might be another interesting article for
your readers.  We can send you some press releases if you are interested.

We are not the ones saying "10-4 good buddy" in case you were confused
about that.

Larry Tyree N6TR
larrytx at ssd.intel.com

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