Re: {Collins} Bird Dummy Load



I have a PDF manual if you need it.

Ben KJ4CC

On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 12:47 AM, Ken Kaae via Collins <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> wrote:

> We’ll try this method.  The Bird web site has a discontinued products page
> and the 82A is listed.
>
> > https://www.birdrf.com/Resources/DiscontinuedProducts/User-Manuals.aspx
> <https://www.birdrf.com/Resources/DiscontinuedProducts/User-Manuals.aspx>
> I have the newer version, the 8201 and it doesn’t even get warm tuning my
> 30L1 into it.  You’ll fry the tubes in the amp before you even get close to
> running the load hot.
>
> I plan on using my 8201 for my 30S1 when i get it into the shack.  It may
> get warm then.
>
> Ken
> KE7YD
>
>
>
> > On Oct 8, 2017, at 8:31 PM, Ken Kaae <ken@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Here you go!  It’s on the Bird Electronics web page under Discontinued
> Products.
> >
> > <920-82A_coaxial-load-resistor.pdf>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Ken
> > KE7YD
> >
> >
> >> 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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