NOTICE: WE LOST OUR INTERNET CONNECTION AT OUR REPEATER. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS MEANS THAT BOTH IRLP AND ECHOLINK WILL BE DOWN FOR THE DURATION OF THE NET. HOPEFULLY, WE WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK
SOLAR POWER IN THE OUTDOORS - PART II
There was just way too much material to cover in just one net, so we will wrap things up this week in Part II.
The "official" camping season starts soon, (although we know that the real camping season is year round.) None the less, we are beginning our new year with some camping nets that will help all the campers out there to make the most of their outdoor time. Like it, or not, electronics have crept into almost every corner of our lives, and that means that we need power to make these gadgets work.
For just about everyone who listens to these nets, we are already hooked on the various Ham radio gadgets that we use at home and on the trail. But, that's just the start. Wilderness travel requires that we also need to find a way to power what seems like an ever increasing number of devices that also require power, like:
- GPS units
- handheld transceivers (HTs)
- air compressors
- air pumps (air mattresses)
- battery rechargers (flashlights, radios, headlamps, lanterns, etc
- and of course, Ham Radios
Our guest this week is Paul Yuenger, KK6DYO. Join us for a discussion on alternate power and post your suggestions and pictures.