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Author Topic: DUMMY LOADS  (Read 2243 times)
KC8Y
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« on: January 09, 2012, 03:01:38 PM »

I've been looking for a good low-power dummy load.  I NEVER GO ABOVE 100-watt LEVEL.

I like the PALSTAR DL1500.  Is it still available Huh

Just went to PALSTAR's website, it's still their; BUT seems no-one sells it Huh

Ken, KC8Y
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K2OWK
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 03:32:45 PM »

Hello KC8Y, Check out the MFJ website. They have a verity of dummy loads at different prices. I bought a dummy load from Israel that is 300 watts, and was very inexpensive. I found it on EBay (shipping takes a long time).

Hope this helps.

73s

K2OWK
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WD4CHP
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 03:38:15 PM »

I use a Bird mod. 8085 coaxial resistor.

50 ohms 50 watts

It handles 100 watta with no problems.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 05:12:14 PM »

I've been looking for a good low-power dummy load.  I NEVER GO ABOVE 100-watt LEVEL.

I like the PALSTAR DL1500.  Is it still available Huh

Just went to PALSTAR's website, it's still their; BUT seems no-one sells it Huh

Ken, KC8Y

If all you want is a dummy load, get a dry load from MFJ. For around $30-40 you can get a 300 watt model that will work great for 100 watts. Not sure about Palstar but it sounds like you muight want a dummy load WITH a power meter included. That's a whole different ballgame.

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Gene W5DQ
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 02:13:15 PM »

the MFJ dry dummy loads for 300 watts will take care of your needs then.

But if you think you might need a legal limit, the oil filled cantenna type is rated for serious operation if/when you get an amplifier.

Not the most portable of items however, so in the field a dry one might be handy.
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N6AJR
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 11:20:21 AM »

I also use several of the oil filled cans for my hi power stuff.  Somewhere  around here is a couple of 100 watt dry dummy loads I got on ebay for cheap.  Most of the time  you can use a dummy load on real los power  for tune and testing, and only need  it on full capacity for max output power test.  get a used oil can from ebay,and go with that.  if you can't find transformer oil use mineral oil.
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