POTA: Jherica's New G90 Gets Broken In

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K5ATA, Aug 21, 2020.

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  1. KC9ONY

    KC9ONY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Such a tease! :p Kind of like they do on the news programs sometimes.
    "Our I-Team is working on a special project you won't want to miss...stay tuned!" :rolleyes:

    You could put out a silent video....blur the antenna....that would be interesting!
    That would be a tease, too :D
  2. JF1IRQ

    JF1IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you for the important information.

  3. K5ATA

    K5ATA Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Nice! It really is a fun little radio! Jherica is enjoying it!
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  4. JF1IRQ

    JF1IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I saw the QRZ page.
    That's excellent.
    It is a nice photo. I want to see more.

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  5. KD2TTM

    KD2TTM Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I'm set up in the back yard again (it's raining today) I'll get some photos of the whole set up.

    (I use the Xeigu G90 transceiver powered by a Bioenno LiFePO4 12V 9ah battery which is connected to a Bioenno 28w solar panel and charge controller. The antenna is a SOTAbeams Band Hopper III 1/2-wave linked dipole arranged as in inverted V with the feed point up 7m on a telescoping fiberglass mast.)

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  6. JF1IRQ

    JF1IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am very much looking forward to your success.
    I really appreciate it.

  7. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

    How much run time do you get with that battery alone with that radio (and at what power level)? I have a 4.5ah 12v Bioenno battery and was wondering if it would be adequate for my typical SOTA activations (1-4hrs) if I get a G90.

  8. KD2TTM

    KD2TTM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Chris,
    I've never measured the actual available run time, but I'm guessing it's eight hours or more, depending on your duty cycle. If you poke around the 'net, you can find the G90's wattage draw while Rx and while Tx. Estimate your duty cycle, then do some simple math and you'll be close...

    I'm guessing that doing a SOTA activation would be a heavier duty cycle than the casual band-surfing I use mine for.
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  9. AG4KN

    AG4KN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fun Video! Thanks guys!


    DE AG4KN
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  10. AE0RS

    AE0RS Ham Member QRZ Page

    “Even in the heat - he’s drinking coffee” :eek:

    Love it! :D

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