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Thanks for the link to the power dividers – that might be the way to go.
Yes, I could hack into an earlier stage, but the ouput would just be a straight carrier. I would have to modify the modulation section also to modulate an earlier stage. Modulation in the Globe Scout 65A takes place by plate modulating the final stage only. And it’s such good, high-fidelity modulation! (Unheard of in the newer rigs…after the 50s went by, hams became concerned more with “talk power”, “punching through” and “readability”, so bandwidths were tightened up, Lows and highs were rolled off and fidelity took a back seat.)
Also, leaving the rig stock is easy and quick. But, there’s way too much power.
Whenever I’ve used a dummy load, the signal is never kept completely from radiating. There’s always some that gets out. I was thinking of loading the Globe Scout’s output into a dummy load, and using that as my antenna. I figure if I can restrict it so it can’t be heard any further than the distance you guys are getting with about 2 milliwatts into a dipole, I would be in the ballpark. (At least until I get get it officially measured in uv/m)
My next test will be to load about 50 watts from the 20 meter rig I already have into a dummy load and see how far I can hear it. That way I should have an idea if this will possibly work before I buy the Globe Scout. I’ll keep you all posted! Ron Kocher – Palm Coast, FL