From: Lee Mairs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
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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
> 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
> 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 :>)
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