[TowerTalk] inexpensive dummy loads
RedHaines at centurytel.net
Wed Aug 16 15:36:18 EDT 2006
If your are working HF, a few 2 watt carbon comp resistors in parallel
will work Put them in a can if shielding is required, but derate the
dissipation somewhat and consider heat sinking them. I made one by
soldering resistors between the center conductor of some RG-8 and two
pigtails of the braid. It gives low SWR even at 2 meter frequency. I
didn't shield it and I never apply power for an extended time.
73 de WOØW
Jim Lux wrote:
>I'm looking for inexpensive HF dummy loads for a phased array
>project. They only need to handle 10 Watts or so, and preferably would
>have PL259 connectors on them (as opposed to SO239).
>I have a few of the $40 MFJ260's (25W continuous rating) and they're in the
>ballpark, but since I need a bunch of them, I'm looking for something less
>expensive, if it exists.
>Just looking aroundn for other sources of such things.
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