February 5, 2020
Rogue Valley VHF Lunch Report
We held our monthly RVVHF Group lunch meeting on February 5th at the Centennial Grill.
Attendance of the following operators are:
KJ7JAL Jeff, and
We all had a good lunch and various discussion about ham radio.
Larry showed us pictures of equipment used in his career.
Steve shared his experience with a 50 amp hour Bioenno battery
he purchased. Quite a few of us are now running the IC9700 radio.
January 8, 2020
Rogue Valley VHF Lunch - Jackson County, OR - CN82
The Rogue Valley VHF group had their monthly meeting a week late
because of the holiday schedule. KD6UIH brought along a Lithium Iron
battery that weighed 11 pounds and provided 50 amp/hr of power.
Quite a few of us are researching these types of batteries for emergency
use and off the grid power for our ham stations. KD6UIH and N7RBP are in
the lead regarding running their stations off the grid. Both have
solar/battery set ups to run off the grid now and are improving their
systems all the time.
Other discussions were about operating on VHF. K7GT has acquired the
new IC-9700. N7LRC brought in another example of his 3D printing skills.
Larry showed us a mobile bracket he made for his mobile radio.
In attendance were
Walter KC7HEX and XYL,
Bob N7RBP and XYL.