[CQ-Contest] Inverter generators

Mike Smith VE9AA ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca
Sun Jan 24 10:50:06 EST 2016

And I believe (someone correct me) that the Honda EU2000i was also used for
WRTC 2014 in New England.  I am sure some competitors and organizers, crews
and volunteers will be reading this list and perhaps comment on their RFI
(or lack thereof) and whether a choke was needed.


Long winded in NB, 


Mike VE9AA


Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB


From: Mike Smith VE9AA [mailto:ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca] 
Sent: January 24, 2016 11:47 AM
To: 'cq-contest at contesting.com'
Subject: RE: Re: [CQ-Contest] Inverter generators


Typo..Hyundai HY2000si not HT2000si.. and it purports to be a 2.2kW
Generator for $595CDN



$679.00 south of the border, which is extremely bizarre as the only thing
cheaper up here is usually snow !



I don't know what the price would be like in Hong Kong of if that's where
you still are.


(also $679 in VK land)


Mike VE9AA




Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB


From: Mike Smith VE9AA [mailto:ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca] 
Sent: January 24, 2016 11:39 AM
To: 'cq-contest at contesting.com'
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Inverter generators


Hi Brett,


I was holding off commenting as I was also anxious to see what the
collective had to say about these Inverter type genny's.

I purchased the Honda EU2000i here a few months ago but have not yet used it
in a radio environment, so can't say what it'll be like.

I searched the Internet long and hard and found overall the 2k Honda's got
rave reviews from campers, contractors and guys doing radio expeditions. (I
think the CQP folks bought 40+ of these one year)


There is also a comparable Yamaha unit which also scored very high marks.
The EF2000is, which I could've probably purchased locally and shaved
$100-$200 off the Honda cost.


Interestingly, I found a curious little generator at Walmart recently which
intrigues me, if for nothing else than it's a full 66% off the price of my
Honda, which was around $1500CDN all-in.

It's the Hyundai HT2000si.  Don't know what it would be like, but I am
tempted to buy it as a back up to my Honda (is that even necessary?)


I don't know anything about them really, as I only own the Honda, and as I
said, no radio experience yet,.  Seems like the overall feeling was that
early units occasionally had an RFI problem whereas later units were "mostly
good" (hi)


If it turns out mine is plagued with RFI, I'll likely build a choke per W4EF


See you from Scarborough !


Mike VE9AA


Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB


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