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  • k8mhz@k8mhz.com
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 27, 2006
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    • Laryn Lohman
      You could replace the word with Netgear if you want to... I TRIED to communicate with him over there. Frustrating. Laryn K8TVZ
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 27, 2006
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        You could replace the <M> word with Netgear if you want to... I TRIED
        to communicate with him over there. Frustrating.

        Laryn K8TVZ
      • Andrew Young
        THAT guy has the right idea. Keep your laptop charged AND get some exercise. ... From: k8mhz@k8mhz.com To: WestMichiganHams@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday,
        Message 3 of 4 , Jul 28, 2006
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          THAT guy has the right idea.  Keep your laptop charged AND get some exercise.
           
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          From: k8mhz@...
          Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 7:11 PM
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        • Hank Greeb
          This reminds me of one Field Day operation back in the late 60 s or early 70 s. We made our renewable resources contacts by hooking two bicycle generators
          Message 4 of 4 , Jul 28, 2006
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            This reminds me of one Field Day operation back in the late 60's or
            early 70's. We made our "renewable resources" contacts by hooking
            two bicycle generators (used normally for headlights) together in
            series, putting a very large capacitor across the output, and then
            powering a QRP transceiver with the Rube Goldberg power source. I
            recall that we only needed to make one contact that year, but it
            took a while because the amount of energy we could store in the
            capacitor was very limited, and we couldn't run the QRP rig for more
            than a few minutes at a time.

            In later years we realized the folly of the setup, and put a "dead"
            wet cell across the output of the generators. After 30 minutes or
            so of cranking the generators we had enough power to make enough
            contacts, and we didn't even need a voltage regulator.

            Even later, one fellow converted a lawn mower engine to run on
            ethanol, hooked it to a generator. We bought a quart of 180 proof
            drinking ethanol (gasp! what a waste) to power the thing, and had
            more than enough power for the 5 or 10 contacts that were required
            in subsequent years.

            Hank Greeb
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