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 Bill N7EU, Claire KC7ARX, Larry N7LRC, Walter KC7HEX and XYL, Allan K7GT, Ed KD6DVR, Bob KD6UIH, Jerry K6KSI, Leroy WB7VUF, Bob N7RBP and XYL.