wabate at EROLS.COM
Tue Jul 18 15:16:42 EDT 2000
I just bought a HeathKit Cantenna at a hamfest (Its my boat anchor's
anchor!). After some cleaning and sealing, I checked the resistor. It
measures about 40 ohms! Double checked it with another meter and a
precision resistor. Yup, its still 40 ohms. Took it apart and there is
no discoloring, blistering, etc. on the resistor. Looks like new.
Damn! Its supposedly a 10% resistor.
Is there a way I can nudge the value? :) I have zero experience in how
these resistors are manufactured. I assume carbon is deposited on the
form. Can I sand it with super fine sandpaper to increase the
resistance? I'm probably making too much out of this because the SWR is
only 1.2:1 instead of 1:1. But it bothers me. Is Carborundum
(manufacturer) still around? Should I just have an 807 and forget it?
73 es tnx,
Bill Abate, K3PGB
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