[TowerTalk] Kohler home generator hash?
cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jan 15 21:10:59 EST 2018
FWIW, we have a small General 14 kW NG air-cooled generator with a manual transfer switch. It’s RF quiet at any frequency I can hear, from the BC band through 450 MHz.
As an aside, we had trouble starting our air conditioner units with it (4 ton and a 2 1/2 ton units). The start current requirements were well beyond what it could reliably handle. But, last summer I installed some true soft-start modules (made in Australia). The difference was staggering: I can now start both units simultaneously without problem on generator power and lights no longer dim when the units start on commercial power.
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> On Jan 15, 2018, at 19:55, <john at kk9a.com> <john at kk9a.com> wrote:
> That is a monster! It is great to hear that they are quiet and you can keep
> all of your operating positions manned during a power outage. My power
> blipped off a half dozen times in the RTTY Roundup last week but luckily it
> came right back on.
> John KK9A
> To: "'Donna Hinshaw'" <ag6v at whidbey.com>, <towertalk at contesting.com>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Kohler home generator hash?
> From: "Tim Duffy" <k3lr at k3lr.com>
> Reply-to: k3lr at k3lr.com
> Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:59:15 -0500
> List-post: <mailto:towertalk at contesting.com>
> Hello Dana
> I installed a 48RCL with transfer switch 3 years ago. It is totally RFI
> quiet. That was one of the qualifiers.
> It has been an awesome machine. 48 KW load tested.
> Tim K3LR
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