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Topic Review (Newest First)
03-20-2011 04:19 PM
mainemandean Thanks, guys. I love clear, unambiguous, understandable answers!!
03-20-2011 03:59 PM
mitchb50 Just to elaborate on what Joe said If you Key the mike without an antenna or some appropiate load connected you WILL burn out the output power amp transistor.

Mitch
03-20-2011 02:47 PM
JoeDiver Just DON'T key that mike.
03-20-2011 02:29 PM
mainemandean
Okay for radio?

Is it okay to power up my new radio without having an antenna attached? I want to check my wiring, and to make sure that the radio in fact works. I know I will not be able to actually receive anything. But is it harmful?

Thanks.

 
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