[TenTec] QRV

Al Scanandoah aas@vectorbd.com
Wed, 4 Mar 1998 13:20:45 +0000 (UTC)

> I'm wondering if anybody out there leaves their radio on 24 hrs. a day >
like I do.  And if not, why is this a bad practice.  Some days I may >
only listen for a few minutes just to check the bands while on other >
days I have time for a few QSOs. Any thoughts you'd care to share? > TU
Ross nw6r .. 

This isn't likely to do any harm to the radio, but it'll sure do a number 
on your electric bill.  I believe a typical linear 20A DC supply consumes 
around 400w just while sitting idle.  I frequently leave my 1A Argonaut 
supply on for months at a time, though...

Al - wa2vez

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