Re: CHIMP CHASE - WB3LGC
My "solar generator" is homemade.
I am using a four pack of LiFePO4 20AHr batteries. - https://www.batteryspace.com/lifepo4-prismatic-battery-12-8v-20ah-256wh-10c-rate-24-0---un38-3-passed-dgr.aspx
A 2 Amp MPPT Charge controller from diysolarforu -- see: https://www.diysolarforu.com/store/p3/Solar_Charge_Controller.html for current models (mine is out of stock)
room to spare) in a plastic "ammo" case. -- this size would
I am using a 25
Watt solar panel. --
-- The "p3" charge controller will handle 60 Watts. Use a
ALL of my
electrical connections use Anderson Power Pole(s).
controller provides a battery voltage readout (as does the
radio). I use a monitor on a 60AHr battery system. --
I ran a Elecraft KX3/KXPA100 (see: *1) at 70 watts into a 1:1 + 9:1 homemade balun with a 12m mast (see: *2) and 12m of wire and an (aprox)20' counterpoise that I use a Coghlan's Camp Laundry Reel for my counterpoise wire (teflon)(see *3).
A 4B + 4G RAM - Raspberry Pi (Headless) ran Fldigi with a USB sound card (see: *4) and Elecraft USB CAT control. I ran "remote" with VNC from a cooler(?) kitchen table.
BTW, I use a West Mountain RIGrunner for fuses and a fan to keep the Amp cool.
(*2) http://www.spiderbeam.us/index.php?cat=c2_Fiberglass%20Poles.html - you need the clamps...
I hope the links save someone time, IF they want to look up what I am "going on" about.
73, steve WB3LGC
On 5/23/21 8:41 PM, Paula K7PAX #1739 via groups.io wrote:
Steve, which “solar generator” did you use, and what equipment did you run with it?