Do You Own a Dummy Load ?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by NN4RH, Dec 25, 2020.

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Do you have a dummy load or can get one easily ?

  1. Yes.

    115 vote(s)
    87.8%
  2. No, but I know who does and I can borrow it easily.

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  3. No, but I'd buy one if I ever need it.

    8 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. No. I will never use a dummy load.

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  5. No. Never thought about it before.

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  6. What's a dummy load ?

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
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  1. K8PG

    K8PG QRZ Lifetime Member #333 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    How abt AMATEUR RADIO
    NOT HAM
    CAPS .... OHHHH MY.
     
  2. KF5LJW

    KF5LJW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yep built into the service monitor and a bird.
     
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  3. PU2OZT

    PU2OZT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ahahaha Between the Isotron, 160m and HAM, poll 'bout innocent DLs gonna be locked after a two-page run :D
     
  4. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes
    It is between my two ears, and It's full of diathermic oil called Gray matter.
     
  5. K1SZO

    K1SZO XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Where is the option, Yes, I use it as fireworks on July 4th by sending 5kw through it.
     
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  6. W4KJG

    W4KJG Subscriber QRZ Page

    I have no idea how many I actually have. They range from 5 - 25 watt units made by Narda. I've got one that looks like an old steam radiator made by Sierra Microwave. It says it is rated at 100 watts, but I'm guessing it would take a lot more for just a few minutes or to. And I've got two homebrew loads made in quart cans. One filled with Automatic Transmission Fluid and the other with mineral oil. The first one has four 100 watt/50 Ohm termination resistors in series parallel. The other has a single 100 watt 50 Ohm termination resistor. One resistor in a quart can barely gets warm after 5-10 minutes at 100 watts.
     
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  7. K8PG

    K8PG QRZ Lifetime Member #333 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I have a Heathkit Cantanna and a
    Palstar 2500 ? w dummy load.
    I always tune into them first , then
    tweek the amplifier on the air. My
    elmer K8DD had 3.

    Paul K8PG
     
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  8. AE1N

    AE1N Ham Member QRZ Page

    B.DUMMY LOAD.jpeg


    B.DUMMY LOAD.jpeg


    B.OOPS I WAS OFF DUMMY LOAD!.jpg
    OOPS, I WAS OFF THE DUMMY LOAD!


    ---Layne AE1N
     
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  9. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is a Question that should be on the FCC test.

    If You Pass You get a Dummy Load as a prize. :)

    Some operators are a Dummy Load. o_O
     
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  10. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can buy quarter watt dummy loads for a penny each, but you have to install your own connector.
     

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