Posts tagged Radio
This video shows my portable ham radio station “go kit”. It is contained in a backpack from PowerPort (www.powerportstore.com My lovely wife had the pack embroidered with my callsign before she gave it to me. She also bought me the ZM-2 tuner kit, as well as the AstroFlight Whattmeter (thanks to Jerry N2GJ for the suggestion!). It’s wonderful having a supportive spouse! The antennas are the Par Electronics tri-band end-fed antenna, and the Super Antennas MP-1 multiband vertical antenna. The tuner is a z-match style tuner from Emtech. I use 7aH gel-cell batteries, and charge them with a Battery Tender float charger from Deltran.
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Ham Radio Porch
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I got a new antenna and had to try it out. I’ve got everything running on a solar-charged battery for when the zombie apocalypse comes (you think the grid will stay up?) I’m going to see about hiking the kit (minus solar panel) up a mountain this weekend to get some contacts on HF.
I mean, what do you do on Friday nights?
Apple on Apple Action (Triple A)
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For The Puppet Hole challenge "Batteries Not Included" – Some of us still play games that don’t require computers, or even Batteries!
This is my Updated Emergency Backup System -115AH deep cycle marine battery (2) -PWRgate PG40S -RigRunner 4005 -Whatt Meter -Power Poles -Black & Decker 750 watt Inverter Complete Standby system, always hooked upto the battery and should the Residential power go out, ill be uninterrupted. The only step I have left, is to add a Solar Panel. Eventually that will happen as I get some more money to put towards my projects. www.westmountainradio.com — Thanks!
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Ham Radio QRP Picnic Table 003
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LIQRP – Long Island QRP group meeting in a nice shady part of a park in Long Island. QRP technically means "reducing transmission power to a level low enough to maintain contact" It also became to mean the fanatical devotion of operating and perhaps building of radios the transmit 5 watts or less. This includes a pride in assembling very portable amateur radio stations.
A stand-alone digital communications setup made by NJQRP needing no typical PC or laptop setup. It is all in a little box connected to a keyboard. This operates on a mode called psk31 [phase shift keying at 31 baud] Type gets through the noise even when it can barely be heard by the ear on the radio!
Image by Andrew*
That is one sexy piece of mobile goodness, I had a play around with one at lunchtime today.
The only negative is the battery life, which is frankly pants!