[SCCC] Preferred generators ?

Dr. Howard S. White drpaper at kleega.com
Mon Jun 29 03:40:22 EDT 2020

A few years ago Dennis N6KI and I ran noise tests on Honda and Yamaha generators.  Concurrently there was also a similar test article in QST

The Honda was quietest but I ended up with a Yamaha converted to run on natural gas or propane or gasoline. I mostly use propane and it’s good enough for ham radio.  IIRC we looked at the less expensive Harbor Frieght offerings but they were too moisy

It’s been several years since the tests so things may have changed 

Howard S. White Ph.D. P. Eng.,  KY6LA 
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On Jun 28, 2020, at 9:04 PM, Marty Woll <n6vi at socal.rr.com> wrote:

Hi, Larry.

The group buys have generally been for the Honda EU2000i inverter generators.  A few years ago there was in internal design change (but not a model change) that, according to some, resulted in a new source of RF noise.  Mine is an older version and does not exhibit that problem.  Last year the EU-2000i was discontinued and replaced with the EU2200i.  Any reports from this group on the new model would be appreciated.

Also note that Mike Tope W4EF designed a nice generator output RF filter using Type 31 toroid cores. 


Marty N6VI

-----Original Message-----
From: SCCC [mailto:sccc-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Larry Shapiro
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Subject: [SCCC] Preferred generators ?

What generators do you guys use for Field Day ?
I seem to remember guys buying Honda’s ?
I have a contact with Generac ? But not sure if they make one that is radio friendly.
Larry K6ro 

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