From: michael (w.m.) babineau (email@example.com)
Can anyone relate their experiences using D-Cells (either alkaline or
Nicads) as power sources for QRP gear?
Is this cost effective?
What kind of amp/hr rating can I expect, especially from D-Cell Nicads ... or
should I just forget about this and go the gel-cell route?
I've used 6v lantern batteries in the past, they work well, last a while, but
are somewhat expensive and not environmentally friendly (ie not rechargeable).
I have also used a 12V motorcycle battery, which I would ocasionally put on a
charger ... not too portable unless it's attached to a motorcycle.
>From past experience (ie several different power supplies) I have found that
batteries make for a much more pleasant experience when using a DC-receiver.
Michael - VE3WMB
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