[aprssig] Receiver overload issues with Kenwood TH-D72

Matthew Willis mattwillis at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 09:04:30 CST 2013


No you want 1K VNSPs if you're trying to use the reflector :D

-lilmatt
N2PYI

On Feb 9, 2013, at 9:41 AM, "Andrew P. " <andrewemt at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Ah, yes, incandescent lamps. I wonder if the PAR500MFL lamps I have in my stage lighting gear would make good UHF antennas with their built-in parabolic reflectors. ;-) At least they have the wattage rating.
> 
> Andrew KA2DDO
> ------Original Message------
> From: Keith VE7GDH
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Sent: Feb 9, 2013 8:15 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Receiver overload issues with Kenwood TH-D72
> 
> 
> Steve K9DCI wrote...
> 
>> Not too long ago there was an article in QST by one ham who
>> mounted a light bulb dummy load on a pole and operated that
>> way and worked DX.
> 
> That's not bad! I used to think you could only work line of sight
> with CW when using a light bulb for a dummy load... or run
> some digital mode at a low bit rate... a very low bit rate! Of
> course the newfangled CF bulbs are useless for dummy loads.
> The SWR is too high and in any case, they just go up in smoke!
> Another reason to buy up at least a few incandescent bulbs
> while they are available!
> 
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> --
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!" 
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