[SCCC] Honda Generator Group Buy

Michael Tope W4EF at dellroy.com
Mon Jul 5 12:32:09 PDT 2010


I can attest to the quality of these generators. I've done several 160 
meter portable operations with mine (I have two). With two in parallel I 
have been able to power an HF transceiver and a Drake L-7 (wired for 
110V) running about 1 KW output with no problems:


The output waveform is a true sine that is well regulated (stiffer than 
the 110V outlets in my house) with only a minimal amount of switching 
noise. They do generate a bit of RFI (you can the small discrete steps 
in the sine wave when you put it on a scope), but I was able to kill it 
by wrapping the AC power cord around a couple of Type 31 ferrite 
toroids. With those in place, the generator doesn't raise the noise 
floor on 160, even when I was out at Saltdale where there is a minimal 
amount of man made noise.

Acoustically, these things are amazingly quiet. The engineers at Honda 
are magicians.

73, Mike W4EF........................................

On 7/5/2010 12:03 PM, Marty Woll wrote:
> Hi, all.
> The Southern California DX Club is putting together a group buy of Honda EU-2000i generators
> similar to the one done last year by the Northern California Contest Club, and interested SCCC
> members are invited to participate.  Bottom line: One new EU-2000i with Honda storage cover
> shipped to your door for $860 all inclusive.  Deal expires 7/31.
> Inverter-class generators are known for their very "clean" waveform, making them ideal for running
> radios, computers and other sensitive equipment.  (See review in the June, 2008 issue of QST.)
> The EU-2000i weighs only 46 pounds (dry) and has a noise rating below 60 dBA at 21 feet.
> Two of them can be combined (via optional paralleling kit) to double the available power output.
> If you want to take part in this buy, send a check for $860 per generator payable to the SCDXC to:
>              Mel Hughes K6SY
>              28017 San Nicolas Dr.
>              Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
> The club needs orders for at least ten generators in order to complete the transaction.
> If they don't get ten before the end of the month, your check will be returned to you undeposited.
> If you do join the buy, I'd appreciate a short message letting me know you have done so.
> 73,
> Marty N6VI

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