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Charles Tersteeg
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Kx2 internal battery charger.

Is there a way to convert this to be DC powered vice AC?

In the field, I can charge things with a 12v battery. Using an inverter causes this setup to be inefficient. Else, looking to see if there are other charging options which are DC powered.

KX2 external battery: what are the batteries of choice out there?

also, what solar panel systems are used with said choice of battery?

73,
aa0na/chuck

What's a good tripod for the CHA F-Loop? I would like something sturdy but not a back breaker. 73, Chuck/aa0na.

any plan to support archlinux?

 it doesn't need to be full blown, just enough to get a chroot started and go from there.

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Radio day. I tested two antennas and the third I was met with unknown technical issues and one playful animal with teeth. The alexloop was not tested.

Test results for 66' efhw and tuner.
17m nothing heard
RBNDX de N7TR-#: 14037.1 AA0NA CW 7 dB 12 WPM CQ 1855Z2015-07-07 18:55:56
RBNDX de K2NNY-#: 14037.1 AA0NA CW 11 dB 13 WPM CQ 1854Z2015-07-07 18:54:44
RBNDX de AC0C-#: 14037.0 AA0NA CW 18 dB 14 WPM CQ 1854Z2015-07-07 18:54:36
RBNDX de VE2WU-#: 14037.0 AA0NA CW 13 dB 15 WPM CQ 1854Z2015-07-07 18:54:34
RBNDX de AC0C-#: 10125.0 AA0NA CW 8 dB 13 WPM CQ 1851Z2015-07-07 18:51:17
RBNDX de AC0C-#: 7036.0 AA0NA CW 7 dB 12 WPM CQ 1847Z2015-07-07 18:47:35

Test results for 28' efhw and tuner
RBNDX de W3UA-#: 18093.0 AA0NA CW 1 dB 13 WPM CQ 1812Z2015-07-07 18:12:35
RBNDX de WZ7I-#: 18093.0 AA0NA CW 6 dB 15 WPM CQ 1811Z2015-07-07 18:11:16
RBNDX de AC0C-#: 14037.0 AA0NA CW 14 dB 15 WPM CQ 1801Z2015-07-07 18:01:14
RBNDX de WA7LNW-#: 14037.0 AA0NA CW 8 dB 15 WPM CQ 1800Z2015-07-07 18:00:48
RBNDX de AC0C-#: 10125.0 AA0NA CW 9 dB 13 WPM CQ 1751Z2015-07-07 17:51:33
40m nothing heard

I guess I'll stick with the 66' wire as I only need 1 securing point and it performs way better than the 28'
Note: the animal is in a picture but hidden in the grass.

My kx3 set to bypass the tuner didn't like the alexloop. I have used it with the tuner by adjusting the alexloop for max noise and hitting the atu button.

73,
Chuck/an0na

Data from hamqth.com
Also been using bandconditions.com for how well the bands are right now.

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usb type c adapter.  i'm using this to connect to my external battery power.

anyone using chroagh and xiwi?  i can't get it to run in a tab.  my aim is to have xterm (for example) run in a tab.  how did you build your chroot?

thanks, chuck

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Not just one day. Remember all who have fallen...

Odd thing happened today, the drying rack fell over all by itself. And there was a puzzled husky pup wondering how did that happen!
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