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Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by undertaker, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    Ok how do you check it Once again I have had a senior moment....:LOL:


     
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  2. Riverman71

    Riverman71 Part-time Member

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    1. Set Mic Gain to 0.
    2. Key mic.
    3. Read watts on watt meter.

    If that's not right, I've been doing it wrong for fifty years, Bobby.

    PS My senior moment yesterday while sitting in the Home Depot parking lot:

    Me: Headed home, Honey.
    Wife: Did you find what you were looking for?
    Me: Yep. And it was even cheaper . . . Dadgumit!
    Wife: What's wrong?
    Me: (Flustered) Hang on!
    Wife: What's going on?
    Me: Dang it! I can't find my phone!
    Wife: What?
    Me: My cell phone's missing! I must've left it in the store!
    Wife: You serious?
    Me: Yes! It's gone!
    Wife: (Pause) Uh, you do know you're talking on it, right?
    Me: o_O :whistle: Headed home, Honey.
     
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  3. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Just one thing different, do it into a resistive dummy load. Reactive loads will change your readings.
     
  4. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Thank god its not just me having these issues
     
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  5. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    Well most of my radios have variable power. plus I don't have a dummy load..
    Just wanted try my old school Lincoln with my texas star 250 hd...
     
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  6. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    You cannot get an accurate DK reading UNLESS a dummy load is used. Goes for PEP too. Man, thought you already geared up? If you need a dummy load for a radio, it is far cheaper than a dummy load for an amp. Check out texcomm on eBay, he has 'em cheap enough.
     
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  7. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    Found a new MFJ cheap enough!! Thanks Robb it is just for my radios...
     
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  8. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Old school Lincoln is about twice the radio a 250HD model can tolerate.

    You can try pushing in both the "SSB" and "AM" buttons at the same time to reduce the drive level.

    Usually works, but if the radio is too large, the resistors behind those two buttons may overheat.

    The 250 is intended for a single-final legal 40-channel radio. The Lincoln's transmitter is supposed to deliver nearly twice that much.

    73
     
  9. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    Thank you sir I did not know that..
     
  10. Dmans

    Dmans Well-Known Member

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    undertaker,
    I would think that the "undertaker" would never lose site of the DEAD KEY process??:ROFLMAO:

    73's
    David
     
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    Low_Boy Well-Known Member

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    I hope I'm not opening up a Pandora's Box. What would be a good amplifier to run with that radio?
     
  12. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    Great job you got me on that one!!!(y)
     
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  13. 357magnum

    357magnum Well-Known Member

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    Dummy load here also . But I must be the DUMMY , Bobby, I saw the post yesterday , started to type and thought to myself , What ? Wait ! Is Bobby trying to set a trap ?? ;):ROFLMAO: , Sorry , 73 and God Bless , Leo
     
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  14. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    LOL I am the dummy!!
     
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