[TowerTalk] ++ High SWR and Modern Transceivers
Wed, 12 Dec 2001 06:59:52 -0500
> Guys, all I asked was whether I could do any harm to my transceiver by
> operating it into a high-SWR load, or at least one high enough to
> cause the output power to be folded back by the protective circuitry.
I wasn't answering your question, because no one can answer it.
The only answer is if it didn't blow up, it is probably OK. I wouldn't
run a rig without an adjustable matching system into a high SWR
load for a long period of time, unless I was testing it. But then
I was correcting obvious misstatements where someone incorrectly
said SWR causes components to heat in tuners, etc. That folklore
needs to be quenched.
73, Tom W8JI
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