Re: NVQS QRP Field day

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From: Lee Mairs (lmairs@cox.net)
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 16:01:45 CDT


A 2 foot by 5 foot 120 watt panel would require about 8-10 hours to recharge
a big deep cycle battery like that.

Now the 1-5Ahr battery could easily be kept charged with a medium sized
panel. Sounds like Rod has the real solar powered station!.
73 de Lee
km4yy

----- Original Message -----
From: <WE7X@aol.com>
To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: NVQS QRP Field day

> It seems to me, that being 'Solar Powered' is a bit of a stretch as far as
> starting with 6-700 AHr of charged batteries prior to the event. Do you
have
> the capacity to keep the batteries completely charged?
> We run a small 4-5 AHr solar charged battery and make our necessary
> contacts with it to get the bonus points. We run the entire station all
> weekend long on rechargeable batteries, which are partially recharged buy
the
> excess solar capacity, but we don't consider our station as solar powered.
> Here in the great Northwe(s)t, that is often not possible :>)
> Rod,
> WE7X
>


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