250W Dummy Load – Construction Club project

Several of our members have offered (seed funding also begun) to organize a worthy build for our Construction Project Meetings.

Club members have the opportunity to join this group construction project, which is to build an essential piece of equipment for their shack:

What: 50 Ohm Dummy Load. Consists of Extruded Heat Sink, 250W 50-Ohm RF Resistor, SO-239 Connector, Professional Machining
When: Now! Anticipating builds to start >January Construction Project meetings
How: Reserve your Dummy Load with a $10 commitment via payment to SARC.  Please reply to Cliff Sowka K9QD via the SARC ALL email group to confirm your intent.


Dave Sims K9KBM recently displayed his self-designed/built prototype Dummy Load during recent meetings and club interest began immediately.

Bob Zuttermeister W9GEW then added to the impetus Dave began by offering his company’s resources, heat-sink inventory, and skills to prepare the chassis.

Bill Crockett KD9AUP has purchased 50 RF resistors and connectors. An impromptu survey during our December Business Meeting indicates more than half of the attendees present wish to build a Load for their shack. Several SARC members unable to attend the December Business Meeting may also wish to be included in the effort. Bob believes he has enough aluminum heat-sink inventory to build 50+ units.

We already have 44 commitments from our members, and Bob has said he can make around 50, so please let Cliff know as soon as you can.

Cliff, K9QD