|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding, portable generators, field day|
|From:||Jim Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 20 Jan 2005 16:19:46 -0800|
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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