[aprssig] APRS value at events

Jesse (KC5LOS) kc5los at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 2 11:27:18 EST 2008

Mine will run 48 hrs. All I could afford in batteries. If I could just 
get a solar panel or 2 I might be able to increase that. Still gota do 
some reading as thats a new area I havn't dabbled in. But my APRS PC is 
a IGATE wit a 12v power supply in it and My modem/router is also setup 
for 12v. I stray away from inverters as they tend to do wierd things and 
are not reliable for emergency power in electronics unless you need to 
drill something or maybe...maybe cut something with the electric fillet 

All my digipeaters all have Generators and Battery banks onsite so I 
don't worry about those.

But it does help to get out to send a message especially if you have a 
D7a with a AA pack and need to get a message out and the local repeater 
isn't on battery backup....

Chris Rose wrote:
> Great comments.  I have a large battery but not a UPS
> to utilize the stored DC to let computer run.  An
> inverter is lying around somewhere, maybe that is the
> answer.
> Chris 
> --- Bill Vodall WA7NWP <wa7nwp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 4 day power outtage back in 12/06 was the event
>> that convinced me
>> that APRS is the ultimate ham emergency and just
>> basic digital overall
>> communications platform.   There is, of course, far
>> more we can do as
>> amateur radio operators but APRS is a good solid
>> basic platform.
>> 73
>> Bill - WA7NWP

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