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Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding, portable generators, field day

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding, portable generators, field day
From: Jim Smith <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 16:19:46 -0800
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Oohh.... a fascinating topic.

A minor quibble. The low power category is between 5 and 150W, not 100W, so maybe 4A per radio might be a better number if you're running radios capable of 150W like the MkV.

73 de Jim Smith VE7FO

Another point. Field Day is a 100 watt or less contest. It's hard to burn more than about 300 watts per transmitter at keydown, so we're talking 3A max per radio. If you have 2-3 radios next to each other, that's still not a lot of current. Any decent 12-3 (or even 14-3) and you're in clover!


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