The ARRL's AMATEUR RADIO PUBLIC AWARENESS DAY - EMERGENCY POWER OPERATING EVENT IS SET FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2005 where we amateurs will participate in a 15-hour operating event on emergency power. On that day, amateurs make contacts with others who are also using only emergency power to demonstrate preparedness for emergency communications for the public. (See Sept. QST, p. 49. for additional detail)
The active part of Hurricane Season is already here.
We have some suggestions to make your emergency operating set up easier and more reliable.
PWRgates provide uninterrupted power for your ham station....not even a glitch. When the ac power goes out 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. Emergency installations are easy. Just plug in your radios. Move them easily from one site to another.
We make four RIGrunner models; all use Anderson Powerpoles and all inputs and outputs are fused. LEDís 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|
|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||WhattMeter - $69.95|
|* 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 very 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||Pigtail Adapter - $4.95||Battery Test Clamp - $14.95|
We also take orders by phone at 203.853.8080
73 from the Hams at West Mountain Radio, 18 Sheehan Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854
Dan, N1ZZ Del, K1UHF Ned, KA1CVV John, N1OLO Ed, K3EIN
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