Re: {Collins} Bird Dummy Load

Here you go!  It’s on the Bird Electronics web page under Discontinued Products.


> On Oct 8, 2017, at 7:51 PM, w4fid--- via Collins <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi
> Not specifically Collins but related -- so I hope this is OK.
> I have a Bird Termaline Coaxial Resistor. Have had it for a while and don't recall when or where 
> I got it. Physically it is in decent shape -- no corrosion or dings in the fins or casting, N 
> connector looks to be OK. Model 82A. Serial # 3084. 51.5 ohms. 500 watts. Can anyone give me more 
> details. 500 watts for how long? Is there a higher rate for a short period? How old is it? How 
> can I tell if it's good or could damage my 30L-1? What's the higher end of its frequency 
> capabilities? Is it "special" like rare or old or particularly valuable -- or if "routine" 
> valuable what range $$ is that? 
> I tried to unscrew the concentric ring to remove the N connector. It unscrewed easily but did not 
> slide apart. Seems like it got to the end of the threads and the ring just spins doesn't unscrew 
> any further or come apart. When I retightened it the N connector post didn't seem to seat 
> although the concentric ring did tighten. Have I caused a problem? 
> Thanks for any enlightenment anyone can share.
> 73
> John  W4FID
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