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General Discussion / Good power inverters?
« on: August 31, 2013, 06:13:00 AM »
I have been tasked to put together a list of items needed to make 120V or 240V from 12V vehicle system. I  getting a new service truck at my work and some in management think we need to put a 10kw generator in it so I can run a welder. I don't think we need that much and would rather run a power inverter because I would only need a welder a handful of times in a year.

So I am looking for first hand experiences with power inverters of 3000W and above. I know I can find them online but I would rather talk to someone that has actually used them. Thoughts on reliability and longevity. In daily use, I would normally be under 1000W of demand but I would need capability of 5kw at least.

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Antenna's / Diamond HFV-5
« on: July 10, 2013, 08:28:11 PM »
Here is a picture of my van with antenna trying for the 13 colonies special events station.

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Questions / Proprogation of 10 meters
« on: April 09, 2013, 09:55:50 PM »
My question is about 10 meters vs 11 meters (CB). Since I am fresh General license holder, I am still getting used to how the different bands work. I know a 10 meter net is held on Friday nights that is local guys but when I last used 10 meters, I talked to someone in Poland at 4700 miles away. So I question how well I can talk locally on 10 meters.

The flip side of this is the use of a CB. I realize they only use 4W of power but I have never talked more than a few miles with it. So how does 10 Meters go around the world but 11 Meters only go local. It can't be just a case of power. Is it the quality of receiver?

How can two frequencies being only a Mhz or 2 apart carry so different?

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