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The external battery is 19aH and the internal batteries are 12aH (total), yielding 31aH. All of the batteries are aging though; the 19aH is a John West special from ~5 years ago at the DARC, and it was surplus when he got it.
Ian, I like your approach. Let's give that a try and if it doesn't make it through a weekend we'll look buying something new.
The reading Phil saw (12aH) was what the charger sourced to the batteries, meaning they are pulling far less than the 31 theoretical amp-hours. The whole thing pulls around an amp when transmitting, and I think ~0.45A when idling.
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On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 4:40 PM Ian Stubbs <kc5dfc@...
I found an 18ah unit that is about the same form factor. Will drop it at the fox when I find it next Saturday.
On Sep 29, 2019, at 3:08 PM, Philip Cook <ka5gkl@...
Waiting for Andrew to answer. That’s what it read when I put it out.
On Sep 29, 2019, at 2:54 PM, Ian Stubbs <kc5dfc@...
What is the preferred amp hour rating? I didn't look at the one on the fox closely but it is somewhere in the 12ah range?
Same here, haven't been hunting yet but it is in my future. A few
$$ is worth it.
On 9/29/2019 1:07 PM, Danny K5CG via
Is there a way to have it pause between midnight and 8am.
Really though, how many are going to go fox hunting after
Same here, I'll kick in some
$$ for batteries.
On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 12:51, Chip Coker KD4C
If we need
to kick in a few $$ for the replacement
batteries, hit me up at the meeting. It’s worth
it to me to have it live until Sunday. Thanks,
On Behalf Of Andrew Koenig
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: [k5rwk] Fox Hunting
It looks like
the batteries are getting weaker every week.
I'll put together a new string of batteries for
not hearing it today from home where I
fox appears to be asleep this
morning (Sunday 9:30a) – does anyone
else still hear any fox noises?
original location required five
minutes walking but no easy
parking so I abandoned it for
now. This is a really easy
location so if you’re on the fence
about fox hunting this is one to