Wednesday, March 2, 2016

How to Build a Dummy Load for Ham Radio! Post #705.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/V6PcR1mXpt0.  Every amateur radio station should have a "dummy load" as one of its basic test instruments.  Dummy loads or "Phantom Antennas" allow you to test transceivers off the air without creating unnecessary interference. In this well-produced video, Tony Milluzzi (KD8RTT) shows us how to make a simple, inexpensive dummy load that is usable up to 25 watts--perfect for testing QRP or portable radio gear.  You can get the resistor from your "junk box" or from http://digikey.com/product-search. This would make an excellent club project.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).