Date   
2019 JOTA Photos Posted

Michael - N6MRP
 

Photos for 2019 Jamboree on the Air are posted here:

https://w6ek.groups.io/g/sfarc/album?id=102782&p=Created,,,20,1,0,0

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Mike KK6GLP

Upcoming Event: Jamboree On The Air 2019 -- W6BSA - Sat, 10/19/2019 9:00am-3:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Jamboree On The Air 2019 -- W6BSA

When: Saturday, 19 October 2019, 9:00am to 3:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:Gibson Ranch Park, Elverta, California

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Organizer: Orion, AI6JB ai6jb@... 916.534.8251

Description: Come join us for the largest amateur radio event of the year!  Over a 1 million scouts world-wide will participate!!

We will be using the W6BSA callsign.  Please go to the W6BSA QRZ.com webpage for frequencies.  We are planing on running 40m SSB, 20m SSB, 20/40m CW, and VHF.  Our very own "Satellite Guy" Greg, KO6TH, will host a Satellite demo station.

We will be on the east side of Picnic Area 2, near the play structure, at Gibson Ranch Park, Elverta, Ca.  Follow this Google Maps link:  https://www.google.com/maps/dir//38.7275516,-121.4031427/@38.7246257,-121.4090352,16z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0?hl=en&authuser=0.  Call us on the W6EK Repeater if you need additional directions.

Even if you cannot make it to our JOTA site, please hang out on the W6EK Repeater to be available to talk to Scouts.  They always enjoy talking to you!

We will start setup at 06:00 and will be on the air from at 09:00 through 15:00.

Looking forward to hearing you on the Air!

Orion, AI6JB

Updated Event: Jamboree On The Air 2019 -- W6BSA - Saturday, 19 October 2019 #cal-invite

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Jamboree On The Air 2019 -- W6BSA

When:
Saturday, 19 October 2019
9:00am to 3:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Gibson Ranch Park, Elverta, California

Organizer: Orion, AI6JB ai6jb@... 916.534.8251

Description:
Come join us for the largest amateur radio event of the year!  Over a 1 million scouts world-wide will participate!!

We will be using the W6BSA callsign.  Please go to the W6BSA QRZ.com webpage for frequencies.  We are planing on running 40m SSB, 20m SSB, 20/40m CW, and VHF.  Our very own "Satellite Guy" Greg, KO6TH, will host a Satellite demo station.

We will be on the east side of Picnic Area 2, near the play structure, at Gibson Ranch Park, Elverta, Ca.  Follow this Google Maps link:  https://www.google.com/maps/dir//38.7275516,-121.4031427/@38.7246257,-121.4090352,16z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0?hl=en&authuser=0.  Call us on the W6EK Repeater if you need additional directions.

Even if you cannot make it to our JOTA site, please hang out on the W6EK Repeater to be available to talk to Scouts.  They always enjoy talking to you!

We will start setup at 06:00 and will be on the air from at 09:00 through 15:00.

Looking forward to hearing on the Air!

Orion, AI6JB

Re: Power outage experiences and plans thread

Rob Newburn
 

Hey Greg/split unit peeps,

My split unit hvac fan (the propane air heater unit and house air circ fan...but not the air conditioner unit...just the fan) is on a 15 amp circuit. 800-1000 watts for fan/thermostat? 2400# house. 

Mine has a 110 plug that goes into a 15 amp outlet in the furnace closet. I can unplug the heater unit/house fan and plug it into an extension cord from the gen if needed.

Great learning/exercise...not looking forward to more learning/exercise...made it through but what a pain.

Cheers,
Rob KM6YKX





Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® 3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

Re: Floods. Fires. Blackouts. (and the roll of ham radio repeaters) Oh my. Assistance needed in Formulating Organized Guidance (FOG) #volunteer #wanted

Al - WB6RUU
 

Information on “hands free” legislation.




On Oct 16, 2019, at 7:25 AM, Scott M Vogelsang <Scott.Wa6yne@...> wrote:

It has long been my experience that volunteer efforts that are a benefit to a society of affluence, or a governmental agency with taxing authority, will often be supplanted by commercial interests for profit. Hearing the message(s) from repeater vault management it comes down to a matter of dollars - not sense. Much of the same can be said for hand held microphones and HT's in moving vehicles.

There are several things for which I am asking the ham radio community's assistance:
1) Does anyone know the section of State Law(s), State Regulation(s) and/or Departmental Guidance from which CalOES, Cal-Fire, CHP, DGS, California National Guard, et.al., draw upon to make decisions to exclude free rack space from non-profit volunteer public service organization (maybe a public safety militia?) or, in the alternative charge commercial rent for the rack space?

If we don't like to way the game is played on us there is a way to "change the rules" to benefit hams AND the public interest. It will likely take a politician somewhere and making them look good when we will do the (legal framework) draft policies/regulations. We can make this a Win-Win.

2)  Does anyone know the code section § of State Law(s), State Regulation(s) and/or Departmental Guidance from which DMV, CHP, et. al. where hand held communication devices are a) defined and b) restricted use?
This one may be tougher since many emergency services are transitioning to inter-operable wear-able hands-free communication devices. I still see this as a worth while endeavor. Likely the best approach is also to raise awareness within the ham community of the benefits of hands free adaptation of current mobile equipment and current state-of-the-art utilization and future design necessities.

Input?
I need community input, please. 
 
And thanks in advance.

Floods. Fires. Blackouts. (and the roll of ham radio repeaters) Oh my. Assistance needed in Formulating Organized Guidance (FOG) #volunteer #wanted

Scott M Vogelsang
 

It has long been my experience that volunteer efforts that are a benefit to a society of affluence, or a governmental agency with taxing authority, will often be supplanted by commercial interests for profit. Hearing the message(s) from repeater vault management it comes down to a matter of dollars - not sense. Much of the same can be said for hand held microphones and HT's in moving vehicles.

There are several things for which I am asking the ham radio community's assistance:
1) Does anyone know the section of State Law(s), State Regulation(s) and/or Departmental Guidance from which CalOES, Cal-Fire, CHP, DGS, California National Guard, et.al., draw upon to make decisions to exclude free rack space from non-profit volunteer public service organization (maybe a public safety militia?) or, in the alternative charge commercial rent for the rack space?

If we don't like to way the game is played on us there is a way to "change the rules" to benefit hams AND the public interest. It will likely take a politician somewhere and making them look good when we will do the (legal framework) draft policies/regulations. We can make this a Win-Win.

2)  Does anyone know the code section § of State Law(s), State Regulation(s) and/or Departmental Guidance from which DMV, CHP, et. al. where hand held communication devices are a) defined and b) restricted use?
This one may be tougher since many emergency services are transitioning to inter-operable wear-able hands-free communication devices. I still see this as a worth while endeavor. Likely the best approach is also to raise awareness within the ham community of the benefits of hands free adaptation of current mobile equipment and current state-of-the-art utilization and future design necessities.

Input?
I need community input, please. 
 
And thanks in advance.

Re: Power outage experiences and plans thread

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

Why guess? Pull and test in less time than it takes to write a post... LOL! 

Test the draw during start-up and while running. If you dont have a meter, AC watt meters are inexpensive at Harbor Freight and accurate enough for genny testing.

BTW... I have an old analog AC line monitor to loan.

Best Regards! 
Brian Gohl - AI6US 
(916) 770-7751 cell

-------- Original message --------
From: Greg D <ko6th.greg@...>
Date: 10/15/19 9:50 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io, gfrerking@..., gjbrent@...
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Power outage experiences and plans thread

Ok, good info.  I have a regular Sears fridge from a least 10 years ago, so I should probably plan on 2.2kw starting current.  The power cord is nicely tucked behind it right now, so I can't measure anything without dragging the whole thing out into the kitchen.  Plan is to get a short extension cord so I can put a disconnect loop within reach on the side.  Only drag it out once.

Thanks for the info,

Greg  KO6TH


Gary - KC3PO wrote:
I meant Linear Compressor, Gerry :) I didn’t mis-speak or anything. I look at the label everyday.

After reading the description of digital inverter compressor, it sounds fairly similar though. My guess is Linear Compressor hit first and patented... the competition is traversing the patent by doing something similar but slightly different. Maybe even better... who knows... but it looks like they’re cousins.

- Gary  KC3PO 

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 8:03 PM Gerry - WA6E <gjbrent@...> wrote:
Greg-

Perhaps he meant a digital inverter compressor.  These are relatively new and are making their appearances in refrigerators and household AC units.  They are a big hit among the RV crowd for use with refrigerators as they draw a fraction of the current of a regular compressor and when you are reliant upon inverted AC from a battery, conservation is the key.

Read more here:  https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-digital-inverter-compressor-in-a-refrigerator

Gerry
WA6E

On 10/15/2019 11:24 AM, Greg D wrote:
Linear compressor? Never heard of it. How does one know what one has?

Greg KO6TH


On October 15, 2019 11:21:02 AM PDT, Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...> wrote:
Greg,

Re: the starting surge on the fridge... I plan to do some testing as soon as I can, but I don't think it'll be a problem in my case since my fridge has a linear compressor, which doesn't have anywhere near the surge of an older school compressor.

If need be, I'll get another 2200 so I can parallel. I probably will at some point anyway, just didn't want to go too nuts all at once.

- Gary  KC3PO

--
This space for rent...



--
Brian- AI6US

Re: Power outage experiences and plans thread

Greg D
 

Sure, but I need to get the short extension cord before I start dragging the fridge out.  Only want to do this once, concerned about damage to the flooring...  The contractor who put in the floor had a protective sheet in place.

The alternative is to dig into the breaker panel and hang a current probe on that circuit, but if I am to put the fridge on a generator at some point, I need to create that power loop anyway.

Greg  KO6TH


AI6US - Brian Gohl wrote:

Why guess? Pull and test in less time than it takes to write a post... LOL! 

Test the draw during start-up and while running. If you dont have a meter, AC watt meters are inexpensive at Harbor Freight and accurate enough for genny testing.

BTW... I have an old analog AC line monitor to loan.

Best Regards! 
Brian Gohl - AI6US 
(916) 770-7751 cell

-------- Original message --------
From: Greg D <ko6th.greg@...>
Date: 10/15/19 9:50 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Power outage experiences and plans thread

Ok, good info.  I have a regular Sears fridge from a least 10 years ago, so I should probably plan on 2.2kw starting current.  The power cord is nicely tucked behind it right now, so I can't measure anything without dragging the whole thing out into the kitchen.  Plan is to get a short extension cord so I can put a disconnect loop within reach on the side.  Only drag it out once.

Thanks for the info,

Greg  KO6TH


Gary - KC3PO wrote:
I meant Linear Compressor, Gerry :) I didn’t mis-speak or anything. I look at the label everyday.

After reading the description of digital inverter compressor, it sounds fairly similar though. My guess is Linear Compressor hit first and patented... the competition is traversing the patent by doing something similar but slightly different. Maybe even better... who knows... but it looks like they’re cousins.

- Gary  KC3PO 

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 8:03 PM Gerry - WA6E <gjbrent@...> wrote:
Greg-

Perhaps he meant a digital inverter compressor.  These are relatively new and are making their appearances in refrigerators and household AC units.  They are a big hit among the RV crowd for use with refrigerators as they draw a fraction of the current of a regular compressor and when you are reliant upon inverted AC from a battery, conservation is the key.

Read more here:  https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-digital-inverter-compressor-in-a-refrigerator

Gerry
WA6E

On 10/15/2019 11:24 AM, Greg D wrote:
Linear compressor? Never heard of it. How does one know what one has?

Greg KO6TH


On October 15, 2019 11:21:02 AM PDT, Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...> wrote:
Greg,

Re: the starting surge on the fridge... I plan to do some testing as soon as I can, but I don't think it'll be a problem in my case since my fridge has a linear compressor, which doesn't have anywhere near the surge of an older school compressor.

If need be, I'll get another 2200 so I can parallel. I probably will at some point anyway, just didn't want to go too nuts all at once.

- Gary  KC3PO

--
This space for rent...



Re: The Knack

Greg D
 

Oh.
My.
Lord.

I think I will need therapy. As evidence, the button in the attached is
from a toy that I got when I was, um, I hardly remember. It lasted less
than one set of batteries before I realized that the little metal tabs
holding it together could be bent... Somehow, this button has survived
all these years.

Not sure about the ability to put things together, but taking them
apart? Yeah, got a knack for that.

Greg {redacted}


Gerry - WA6E wrote:

I wonder if we can distribute videos via groups.io? If so - this one
is cute. I wonder how many of our members started off this way?

Gerry
WA6E



Re: Power outage experiences and plans thread

Greg D
 

Ok, good info.  I have a regular Sears fridge from a least 10 years ago, so I should probably plan on 2.2kw starting current.  The power cord is nicely tucked behind it right now, so I can't measure anything without dragging the whole thing out into the kitchen.  Plan is to get a short extension cord so I can put a disconnect loop within reach on the side.  Only drag it out once.

Thanks for the info,

Greg  KO6TH


Gary - KC3PO wrote:

I meant Linear Compressor, Gerry :) I didn’t mis-speak or anything. I look at the label everyday.

After reading the description of digital inverter compressor, it sounds fairly similar though. My guess is Linear Compressor hit first and patented... the competition is traversing the patent by doing something similar but slightly different. Maybe even better... who knows... but it looks like they’re cousins.

- Gary  KC3PO 

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 8:03 PM Gerry - WA6E <gjbrent@...> wrote:
Greg-

Perhaps he meant a digital inverter compressor.  These are relatively new and are making their appearances in refrigerators and household AC units.  They are a big hit among the RV crowd for use with refrigerators as they draw a fraction of the current of a regular compressor and when you are reliant upon inverted AC from a battery, conservation is the key.

Read more here:  https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-digital-inverter-compressor-in-a-refrigerator

Gerry
WA6E

On 10/15/2019 11:24 AM, Greg D wrote:
Linear compressor? Never heard of it. How does one know what one has?

Greg KO6TH


On October 15, 2019 11:21:02 AM PDT, Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...> wrote:
Greg,

Re: the starting surge on the fridge... I plan to do some testing as soon as I can, but I don't think it'll be a problem in my case since my fridge has a linear compressor, which doesn't have anywhere near the surge of an older school compressor.

If need be, I'll get another 2200 so I can parallel. I probably will at some point anyway, just didn't want to go too nuts all at once.

- Gary  KC3PO

--
This space for rent...


Re: Power outage experiences and plans thread

Gary - KC3PO
 

I meant Linear Compressor, Gerry :) I didn’t mis-speak or anything. I look at the label everyday.

After reading the description of digital inverter compressor, it sounds fairly similar though. My guess is Linear Compressor hit first and patented... the competition is traversing the patent by doing something similar but slightly different. Maybe even better... who knows... but it looks like they’re cousins.

- Gary  KC3PO 

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 8:03 PM Gerry - WA6E <gjbrent@...> wrote:
Greg-

Perhaps he meant a digital inverter compressor.  These are relatively new and are making their appearances in refrigerators and household AC units.  They are a big hit among the RV crowd for use with refrigerators as they draw a fraction of the current of a regular compressor and when you are reliant upon inverted AC from a battery, conservation is the key.

Read more here:  https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-digital-inverter-compressor-in-a-refrigerator

Gerry
WA6E

On 10/15/2019 11:24 AM, Greg D wrote:
Linear compressor? Never heard of it. How does one know what one has?

Greg KO6TH


On October 15, 2019 11:21:02 AM PDT, Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...> wrote:
Greg,

Re: the starting surge on the fridge... I plan to do some testing as soon as I can, but I don't think it'll be a problem in my case since my fridge has a linear compressor, which doesn't have anywhere near the surge of an older school compressor.

If need be, I'll get another 2200 so I can parallel. I probably will at some point anyway, just didn't want to go too nuts all at once.

- Gary  KC3PO

--
This space for rent...

Re: Power outage experiences and plans thread

Gary - KC3PO
 

Yeah, that sounds like what Greg was referencing. No way my refrigerator draws 2200 though. It’s a newer type of compressor. When I get a chance, I’ll do some testing on it.

- Gary  KC3PO 

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM Al - WB6RUU <wb6ruu@...> wrote:
These tables should prove helpful on actual generator sizes needed.

https://www.generatorjoe.net/html/wattageguide.html


On Oct 15, 2019, at 5:17 PM, Greg D <ko6th.greg@...> wrote:

Hmmpf.  Guess those tables they have on the Generator sites are either very old, or designed to make you buy way more capacity than you need...

I used to have a small standalone freezer, and vaguely remember measuring something like 70 watts running, which seemed incredibly low.  No idea of the start current, but even then it should be within the range of anything, even batteries.  Kind of sorry I gave it away last year.  I wasn't really using it, and found someone who could.

So the likely driver of capacity would be the start current for the home furnace.  I'll be meeting with my HVAC guy on Friday, and will ask what sort of motor they have.  The heating system on our addition went out a few weeks ago (before the outage), and the part just came in.

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


Al - WB6RUU wrote:
This from an internet search on refrigerators.


Modern refrigerators are very energy efficient compared to older models from a few decades ago. A fridge will use anywhere from 100 to 400 watts depending on size, a large fridge will use about 180 watts or 1575 kWh annually.


On Oct 15, 2019, at 2:02 PM, Greg D <ko6th.greg@...> wrote:

Oh, wow.  Good to know.  I was thinking I needed a 3kw unit, when a much smaller one (lighter, if not cheaper) would do.

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


Alan Thompson wrote:
I was able to use a small Honda E1000i to start and run a full-size, double-door side by side built within the last 5 vears.

Alan -  W6WN



Re: Power outage experiences and plans thread

Gerry - WA6E
 

Greg-

Perhaps he meant a digital inverter compressor.  These are relatively new and are making their appearances in refrigerators and household AC units.  They are a big hit among the RV crowd for use with refrigerators as they draw a fraction of the current of a regular compressor and when you are reliant upon inverted AC from a battery, conservation is the key.

Read more here:  https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-digital-inverter-compressor-in-a-refrigerator

Gerry
WA6E

On 10/15/2019 11:24 AM, Greg D wrote:
Linear compressor? Never heard of it. How does one know what one has?

Greg KO6TH


On October 15, 2019 11:21:02 AM PDT, Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...> wrote:
Greg,

Re: the starting surge on the fridge... I plan to do some testing as soon as I can, but I don't think it'll be a problem in my case since my fridge has a linear compressor, which doesn't have anywhere near the surge of an older school compressor.

If need be, I'll get another 2200 so I can parallel. I probably will at some point anyway, just didn't want to go too nuts all at once.

- Gary  KC3PO

--
This space for rent...

Re: Power outage experiences and plans thread

Al - WB6RUU
 

These tables should prove helpful on actual generator sizes needed.

On Oct 15, 2019, at 5:17 PM, Greg D <ko6th.greg@...> wrote:

Hmmpf.  Guess those tables they have on the Generator sites are either very old, or designed to make you buy way more capacity than you need...

I used to have a small standalone freezer, and vaguely remember measuring something like 70 watts running, which seemed incredibly low.  No idea of the start current, but even then it should be within the range of anything, even batteries.  Kind of sorry I gave it away last year.  I wasn't really using it, and found someone who could.

So the likely driver of capacity would be the start current for the home furnace.  I'll be meeting with my HVAC guy on Friday, and will ask what sort of motor they have.  The heating system on our addition went out a few weeks ago (before the outage), and the part just came in.

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


Al - WB6RUU wrote:
This from an internet search on refrigerators.


Modern refrigerators are very energy efficient compared to older models from a few decades ago. A fridge will use anywhere from 100 to 400 watts depending on size, a large fridge will use about 180 watts or 1575 kWh annually.


On Oct 15, 2019, at 2:02 PM, Greg D <ko6th.greg@...> wrote:

Oh, wow.  Good to know.  I was thinking I needed a 3kw unit, when a much smaller one (lighter, if not cheaper) would do.

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


Alan Thompson wrote:
I was able to use a small Honda E1000i to start and run a full-size, double-door side by side built within the last 5 vears.

Alan -  W6WN



Upcoming Event: SFARC Net - Thu, 10/17/2019 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SFARC Net

When: Thursday, 17 October 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:W6EK Repeater - 145.430 -600, PL162.2

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Description: Check-in for Club updates from Officers and members, QSTs and more. Everyone is welcome!

Upcoming Event: Elmer Net - Wed, 10/16/2019 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Elmer Net

When: Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:W6EK Repeater - 145.30 - pl162.2

View Event

Description:

This is our every other weekly net devoted to answering questions, providing answers and scheduling help for all Hams. No question is "stupid". We encourage everyone to ask away so we can all learn and grow more knowledgeably together. Web address: http://w6ek.org/nets.html

Re: Power outage experiences and plans thread

Greg D
 

Hmmpf.  Guess those tables they have on the Generator sites are either very old, or designed to make you buy way more capacity than you need...

I used to have a small standalone freezer, and vaguely remember measuring something like 70 watts running, which seemed incredibly low.  No idea of the start current, but even then it should be within the range of anything, even batteries.  Kind of sorry I gave it away last year.  I wasn't really using it, and found someone who could.

So the likely driver of capacity would be the start current for the home furnace.  I'll be meeting with my HVAC guy on Friday, and will ask what sort of motor they have.  The heating system on our addition went out a few weeks ago (before the outage), and the part just came in.

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


Al - WB6RUU wrote:

This from an internet search on refrigerators.


Modern refrigerators are very energy efficient compared to older models from a few decades ago. A fridge will use anywhere from 100 to 400 watts depending on size, a large fridge will use about 180 watts or 1575 kWh annually.


On Oct 15, 2019, at 2:02 PM, Greg D <ko6th.greg@...> wrote:

Oh, wow.  Good to know.  I was thinking I needed a 3kw unit, when a much smaller one (lighter, if not cheaper) would do.

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


Alan Thompson wrote:
I was able to use a small Honda E1000i to start and run a full-size, double-door side by side built within the last 5 vears.

Alan -  W6WN



PACIFICON 2019 - Looking for Volunteers - Possible Free Admission Pass

Alan Thompson
 

Received By Email:

PACIFICON 2019 - it's almost here!  This year we have quite a show planned for you.  Not only that, we are having one of the largest expected attendances in our history.
 
With all the great things that are happening with PACIFICON, there is one area that needs a little help... We need more volunteers to help in just about all areas. Registration, security, forums, banquet, hospitality, AV, kit building, prize booth, talk-in and more could use a little boost of support from our ham friends. 
 
If you are willing to help out for a few hours, you may be able to earn a free admission pass to PACIFICON. You can sign-up at the Pacificon.org website and click the link on the left side menu under "Volunteers", or you may contact:
 
Will Dickson - WB6YGJ
MDARC Pacificon Volunteer Coordinator
 
Being part of the PACIFICON team is a whole lot of fun - come and join us!
 
PACIFICON really needs you!  Thank you so much for your consideration.
Sincerely,

Debbie Deeble / PACIFICON 2019 Registration Chair
PACIFICON-MDARC
registration@...
925-778-8977

Re: Power outage experiences and plans thread

Al - WB6RUU
 

This from an internet search on refrigerators.


Modern refrigerators are very energy efficient compared to older models from a few decades ago. A fridge will use anywhere from 100 to 400 watts depending on size, a large fridge will use about 180 watts or 1575 kWh annually.


On Oct 15, 2019, at 2:02 PM, Greg D <ko6th.greg@...> wrote:

Oh, wow.  Good to know.  I was thinking I needed a 3kw unit, when a much smaller one (lighter, if not cheaper) would do.

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


Alan Thompson wrote:
I was able to use a small Honda E1000i to start and run a full-size, double-door side by side built within the last 5 vears.

Alan -  W6WN


Re: Power outage experiences and plans thread

Greg D
 

Oh, wow.  Good to know.  I was thinking I needed a 3kw unit, when a much smaller one (lighter, if not cheaper) would do.

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


Alan Thompson wrote:

I was able to use a small Honda E1000i to start and run a full-size, double-door side by side built within the last 5 vears.

Alan -  W6WN