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Author Topic: power generators  (Read 390 times)
DAVIDVD59
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« on: March 09, 2008, 07:03:56 PM »

Anyone using a gas power generator to power your equipment for portable use, and is there any rf noise issues using one of these?

Dave
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KE4VBG
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008, 07:30:34 PM »

Our club usually runs a small gasoline generator on Field Day each year. So far we have not had any problems with the radios we use. Most radio power supplies are filtered pretty good.

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Doug
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KB9YUR
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008, 02:41:57 AM »

I've been using the Nomad 300 and a solar panel from
www.solarsense.com for a few years with no problems.
It's runs my FT-290RII just fine just about all day long.
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AA4PB
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008, 05:52:53 AM »

Acoustic noise has been the bigger issue. That and RF noise can be minimized by use of a long extension cord to get the generator away from the operating position and antennas.

If you don't need too much power, look into one of the inverter types with automtic speed control. They are pretty quiet and put out a nice, 60Hz sine wave.

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W7IBI
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 10:24:04 AM »

I have used my Honda inverter generator and have no problems with either electrical noise or engine noise. It is very quiet.

Chris
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