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Homemade dummy load. Post 1982.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx5F1jUFySM. A homemade dummy load should be part of your station's equipment.  With this simple instrument, you can adjust your transmitter off-air without causing interference with other communications services. This dummy load from "the250rider" is ultra simple:  8, 100-ohm, 1/2 watt (5% tolerance) resistors hooked up in series-parallel and immersed in vegetable oil. The impedance of this dummy load is 49.8 ohms. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/ https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.com. https://www.eham.net. http://www.southgatearc.org. Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Homemade dummy load. Post 1835.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx5F1jUFySM. Here's an interesting idea for those of us who need a quick and simple RF dummy load for testing our transceivers. According to "the250rider", materials for this easy project include (8) 100-ohm-1/2 watt-5% tolerance resistors in a series-parallel circuit immersed in a small jar with vegetable oil acting as a heat absorber.  This might suffice for QRP operations or for any other project needing only small amounts of power. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon). https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com. htttps://bigislandarrlnews.com. https://www.eham. net. http://www.southgatearc.org. Thanks for joini

Homemade dummy load. Post #747.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/Yx5F1jUFySM.  Here's a simple project that you can assemble in your spare time that will help you adjust your transceiver without going on the air and creating needless interference.  A dummy load is a basic piece of equipment that every radio amateur should have in his/her shack.  Although you can buy commercial models, it's more fun and educational to "roll your own."  In this video, "the250rider" shows us how common items around your home and shack can be converted into a practical and cheap dummy load.  The resistor network consists of 8, 100 ohm-1/2 watt 5% tolerance resistors run in a series/parallel circuit.  You can keep the resistor network cool by immersing it in a jar of vegetable oil.  According to "the250rider", this homebrewed dummy load has a measured impedance of 49.8 ohms, close enough for casual use with