This page provides a library of technical references, based on Kachina club meeting presentations and other topics.
Presented by Jim Mortensen, W7AZY, Feb. 11, 2020
Presented by Randy Beecroft, W7RJB, April 9, 2020
Provided by Vince Cattolica, KA7JOI, May 2020
The Kachina ARC has 4 solar powered “Battery Maintainer” kits for club members use. The document linked below is a set of instructions as to how to assemble and use the contents of the kit.
Solar Panel Kit Instructions
Presented by Randy Beecroft, W7RJB, June 11, 2020
The attachment linked below provides Pros and Cons to help you choose what you want to use. This is by no means all that there is to know about these different types of antennas, but it is a starting point to help you decide what would work best for you. I would invite all of the members to search the Internet and You Tube to gain more in depth information on each type of antenna.
Field Day Antennas
Presented by Randy Beecroft, W7RJB, July 9, 2020
There are a few consideration to make when operating portable and off grid. The attached presentation explores some of these things and hopefully will help you to understand some of the thoughts that go into the decision of choosing a way to power your portable station.
Off-Grid Power for Portable Operations