Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old February 28th 07, 03:13 AM posted to rec.radio.amateur.moderated
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by RadioBanter: Feb 2007
Posts: 18
Default Emergency power alternatives

On Feb 26, 7:37 pm, "Bill Horne, W1AC"
wrote:
Fellow ham,

A post from LA4RT has made me realize that "Human powered" power
generation is too narrow a scope for this discussion, so I'm starting a
new thread.

Let's hear ideas about alternative sources of power for radios: we might
be unable to find steam-driven units ;-) but there's always more that
one way to skin a cat.

I'll ask that some methods be omitted, for the reasons shown:

1. Portable generators - too expensive, and they can't go on airplanes.
2. Solar - can't rely on sunlight, especially after a
weather-related incident.

There are probably designs for power generation in undeveloped areas, so
let's see pointers to that kind of info along with the "Store bought"
machines.

Bill


I live in a rural area where quite a number of folks have free natural
gas through leases of wells to Columbia Gas. It is quite inexpensive
to convert a gasoline generator for natural gas (or even propane)
use. There is an outfit near Summersville, West Virginia which sells
a kit of all things needed for as little as $80, including a six inch
pancake regulator. I use a Craftsman/Generac unit capable of 4,000
watts. It is capable of not only providing power for the radio gear,
but it means that we have running (well) water, power for the gas
furnace controls/blower, lights and refrigeration.

For local ARES work, I depend upon mobile and handheld equipment.

Dave K8MN


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EMERGENCY CONTACT: Fuel cells enable backup power Buy Alternative Energy Policy 0 January 7th 07 03:03 PM
Review of Walmart Emergency Power Generator Fred McKenzie Equipment 9 July 25th 05 08:18 PM
Emergency power source KC8WVG , Bill Equipment 22 March 30th 04 01:31 PM
Emergency power source KC8WVG , Bill Equipment 0 March 28th 04 05:09 PM
Computer Emergency Power Panel priced to move fast OCEANRADIO Boatanchors 0 September 16th 03 10:18 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 RadioBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Radio"

 

Copyright © 2017