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Emergency Power for Radio Communications written by WB8VGE Reviews: 4 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $19.95
Description: Explore the various means of electric power generation - from charging batteries, to keeping the lights on. this book covers the foundation of any communications installation - the power source. Use this books to prepare ways to stay on the air when the weather or other reasons cause a short term or long-term power outage. 2005 ARRL.
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K2GW Rating: 5/5 Jan 3, 2007 12:43 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Book  Time owned: more than 12 months
Very well done and essential for anyone considering emergency power sources for emergency or portable work.


Gary, KGW
NS6Y_ Rating: 5/5 Jul 23, 2006 20:05 Send this review to a friend
A must have  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
With the way things are going, this is probably a must-have for every ham. Great book, well written, has stuff about solar cells I never knew but ought to. This book has it all in one place, so just get it.
N3MYM Rating: 5/5 Jul 23, 2006 17:47 Send this review to a friend
Great Book  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Very enjoyable reading. He covers a lot of topics and provides detailed information. I like that he includes his personal experiences.
K6SDW Rating: 5/5 Dec 26, 2005 08:20 Send this review to a friend
Excellent book - must Read!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Michael Bryce's book is a must read if you're considering installing an emergency power system. The book not only covers solar power, but also wind generation as well as going over what to look for if buying a gas or other fuel electric generator.

He includes really informative chapter on selecting and maintaining a battery system.

The book has separate chapters on charge controllers and batteries -- of course, the author goes into great detail on the design and implementation of an emergency power system showing the reader how to calculate your load and the number of panels, charge controller and batteries to run this load.

Speaking of solar panels, Bryce does a good job explaining the differnt kinds of solar panels and their advantages and disadvantages.

Well written, WB8VGE's book is the best I've seen on designing and installing an emergency power system be it for portable use, back up emergency power or as the primary power source running an entire hf station.

Cheers all!

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