[TowerTalk] Tower power

Robert Chudek k0rc at citlink.net
Sat Apr 1 09:25:00 EST 2006

Okay guys, I've ordered four of them... Now my question is whether I should stack them in the vertical or horizontal plane for the most efficiency... ? ? ?

73 de Bob - K0RC

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Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 01:05:51 -0500
From: "K8RI on Tower talk" <k8ri-tower at charter.net>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower power
To: "Richard Hill" <REHill at ix.netcom.com>, "Towertalk"
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> If I put two on one side, will that give me 220V for the amp?

Like most circuits I'd assume you'd need two in series to double the 
voltage, but as they operate in the mircowave region the antenna placement 
would be critical for proper phasing.  Now would you use two in series on 
transmit and then two in parallel for receive, or would they have to 
increase the 60 cycle modulation to get more power?

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2

> NU6T
> Rich
> -----Original Message-----
> From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Tom Osborne
> Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 6:57 PM
> To: Towertalk
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower power
> I can use those to power my Poisson D'Avril station--cool.  73
> Tom W7WHY
>> On Mar 31, 2006, at 5:07 PM, <ersmar at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> Gents:
>>>      I ran across this today and immediately thought this would be
>>> a good
>>> technology to power tools, rotators and other accessories at the
>>> base of
>>> remote towers:  http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/wec.shtml .
>> Hurry and order, as they will only be available tomorrow!
>> Bob, N7XY

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