Field day is rapidly approaching. We have some suggestions to make your set up easier, your operating smoother, more QSO’s, and a higher score.
PWRgates provide uninterrupted power for your ham station....not even a glitch when the ac power goes out. Great for Field Day too! When the generator is switched off for re-fueling, all radios continue to work.
PWRgates are OR-gates rated at 40 amperes. Inputs are your 13.8 volt power supply and a lead-acid battery. The higher voltage feeds the output. If the power supply cuts out, the battery instantly (at the speed of electrons) drives the radio. When the power supply comes on again it feeds the radio. The power supply charges the battery at all times, keeping it ready for the next power outage.
We have two PWRgate models, each containing a 40 ampere OR-gate:
|PG40 PWRgate - $69.95||PG40S SuperPWRgate - $119.95|
|73 AH GELLED Battery - $139.95||79 AH AGM Battery - $119.95|
DC power strips are the convenient way to hook up all your 12 volt radios and accessories. Field day installations are a breeze. Just plug in your radios. Move them easily from one station to another.
We make four RIGrunner models; all use Anderson Powerpoles and all inputs and outputs are fused. LED’s light up behind a blown fuse. They come with a 6 ft input cord, and a packet of connectors.
|4005 - $59.95||4012 - $112.95|
|Powerpole Retainer Kit|
Some have complained that Powerpoles unplug too easily. They can fall out especially in a car. We now have retainer kits that fit all our RIGrunner models. The kit consists of two end brackets and a rod. The rod slides into each Powerpole from both end brackets. The rod must be removed to unplug a connection.
|Powerpole Retainer Kit - $12.95|
|Powerpoles and Our PWRcrimp Tool|
All our 12 volt power products use Anderson Powerpoles. These fine connectors, used by ARES RACES and commercial emergency services, are rated for 40 amperes but can actually handle considerably more current. Installed properly, they are color-coded, uni-polar, genderless, and cannot be connected in reverse polarity. Best of all they can be installed easily and professionally with our PWRcrimp tool. Get prepared for Field Day. Place Powerpoles on the equipment you are taking there.
|PWRcrimp Tool - $49.95||PWRmeter - $69.95||PWRmeter Plus - $89.95|
|* 15A Powerpole Connectors *||* 30A Powerpole Connectors *||* 45A Powerpole Connectors *|
25 Pr - $19.95 100 Pr - $69.95
25 Pr - $23.95 100 Pr - $84.95
|Computerized Battery Analyzer II|
Test the true capacity of ANY type of battery: up to 48 volts, 0 to 40 amps or up to 150 watts, whichever is higher with our CBA II.
Our new CBA Mark II has 12 bit resolution below 3 amps making it possible to test small batteries as well as very large batteries. Anything from a lithium coin cell to a lead acid repeater backup battery.
Graphs may be displayed, saved, printed and compared. Graphically "see" battery "personality" and performance. Data may also be exported, in .TXT or .CSV format, for use in Spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel ®.
Temperature reading and auto over-temperature cutoff with the optional temperature probe.
The CBA is a "must have" tool for any ham that uses batteries. For the first time and for a reasonable price, anyone can easily perform and interpret scientific tests of their batteries.
|Computerized Battery Analyzer - II|
|Computerized Battery Analyzer Accessories|
|CBA Magnetic Temperature Probe - $10.95||Universal Servo Adapter - $6.95||Deans Ultra Adapter - $8.95|
|Astro Flight Zero Loss Adapter - $10.95||Pigtail Adapter - $4.95||JST Adapter - $6.95|
|PSK 31, RTTY, SSTV, and CW at Field Day|
Digital modes are very popular, and you get twice the point per Field Day contact. You get extra credits for operating SSTV too. PSK 31, RTTY, and SSTV are very easy to set up and operate using our RIGblasters, computer, and excellent software programs. They come with everything needed to get on the air, cables, power supply, and a CD with over 100 programs.
Try "Voice Keying" for more consistent Phone QSO’s during Field Day. Just load in a CQ message and a response message, and then QSO with the function keys. This is easy to set up using many software programs and the RIGblaster pro and RIGblaster Plus models. QSO rates go up.
We also take orders by phone at 203.853.8080
73 and Good Luck at Field Day from the Hams at West Mountain Radio, 18 Sheehan Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854
Look for us at N1EV, The Greater Norwalk Amateur Radio Club, on Field Day.
Dan, N1ZZ Del, K1UHF Ned, KA1CVV John, N1OLO Ed, K3EIN
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