March 6, 2019
Bill Martin N7EU
Rogue Valley, Medford, Oregon
This is the report for the March luncheon of the Rogue Valley VHF Society. In attendance were: KC7ARX Claire, N7EU Bill, N7LJC Larry, KD6UIH Bob, K6KSI Gerry, KL1XI David, WB7VUF Lyle, KJ7JAL Jeff, KG7YFB Bob, N7RBP Bob, and K7GT Allan.
Today's subject for show and tell at lunch was emergency battery power. What do you use when the lights go out.
Larry brought his FT813 plus external auto tuner that all runs QRP on battery power. Larry has been experimenting with 3D printing and showed us an adapter he made for the tiny Yaesu rig and LDG tuner so that they could be bolted together. Larry did a great job.
K6KSI brought in his Bioenno 50 amp lithium iron phosphate battery housed in a home made plastic case he bought at Harbor Freight. Gerry says he can run his 100 watt radio from this power source.
Allan brought along another Bioenno battery supply. This one was a self contained unit that not only had a battery to run his QRP rig while on SOTA activities but also has a small DC/AC inverter and USB port!
We all had a great lunch and thanks to the Centennial Grill for seating us all and providing a great lunch. After almost two and half hours we concluded the lunch.
Bill Martin N7EU, Scribe for Rogue Valley VHF