How to Winterize Ham Radio Gear with DX Engineering

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KN6NWZ, Oct 14, 2021.

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  1. KN6NWZ

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    Tim Duffy K3LR shares winter preparedness tips as it relates to ham shacks and outdoor gear as well as a contesting rig recommendation. Don AE5DW presents Amateur Radio Newsline with Dr. Tamitha Skov, Space Weather Woman. Amanda K1DDN has recommendations on how to plan ARES events.

     
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  2. KN6NWZ

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    If you have any recommendations for show topics, please drop them here!
     
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  3. M6EVR

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    thanks for a great show, learnt a lot from it too 10/10
     
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  4. M1WML

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    ;)
     
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  5. K6CTW

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    An interesting topic would be Rob Sherwood's latest on current transceiver performance and comparison. Similarly fa comparison a few of the current amplifiers both Full QSK and non-QSK, solid state (instant-on) and otherwise.
    73 - Ken Miller, K6CTW
     
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  6. KN6NWZ

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    Thank you so much! The hosts have so much collective knowledge!
     
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  7. KN6NWZ

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    Thanks for the suggestion!
     
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  8. KA9JLM

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    How to make batteries last in cold weather... ?
     
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  9. KA4KOE

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    Do a show on the HF Pack portable folks; Bonnie Crystal is a good person to check with.
     
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  10. M7BLC

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    My gear will survive the cold in my garage but I am not sure I will !
     
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  11. AJ4AC

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    When are the older guys coming back to host the show?
     
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  12. K8XG

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    Keep them charged up and warm
     
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  13. KF0DHQ

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    Make a show about solar panels, solar charge controllers, and batteries!
     
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  14. K8XG

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    Home setup:
    Solar panels, Renogy 100 watt panels in a 4 set or 8 set, or 12 set.

    Controllers , Renogy Rover MPPT get 12-72 input from cells and 12/24 to battery
    https://www.amazon.com/Renogy-Charge-Controller-Compatible-batteries/dp/B01MSYGZGI/

    Batteries : Deep cycle AGM is best cost ratio

    Portable:
    Solar Panels, PowerWerx 165 Watt foldable that are using the new tech that has no lines on the cells, if you can afford it Global Solar or Power Film $$$ {I have two 'blems' in desert camo I picked up at Xenia for a huge discount fold up into about 9x11 and fit in my back pack}

    Controller, Their charger PowerWerx sell as an accessory, or West Mountain Epic Powergate; no RFI at all [Steely Dan FM cite]
    Batteries: Bioenno LiFePO4 except no substitutes

    Edit: the $20 Amazon controllers are full of RFI and stay away from them. Many counterfeits are burning batteries up as well...Min low cost controller I have tested is the $49 Bioenno controller for a small setup. Mine has a "little" RFI at times. Others have said their's has none.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2021
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  15. KD8ZM

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    Be sure to put antifreeze in your radios before the first frost.
     
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