[TowerTalk] ++ High SWR and Modern Transceivers

Tom Rauch W8JI@contesting.com
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 
that's me.

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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