Walcott Radio PTDL1000 Overview
A dummy load is a device used in place of an antenna to aid in testing a radio transmitter. It is substituted for the antenna while adjusting the transmitter, so that the transmitter does not interfere with other radio transmitters during the adjustments. If a transmitter is tested without a load, such as an antenna or a dummy load, the transmitter could be damaged. Also, if a transmitter is adjusted without a load, it will operate differently than with the load, and the adjustments may be incorrect.