Upgrading to a 170AH Lead Acid Battery

Last week at the Hurst ARC Monthly Meeting, a friend told me about some used batteries over at Tanner’s Electronics. These are 170AH (amp hour) Lead-Acid batteries, which weigh about 120lbs each. And the best part? They sell for $125 each. A few months back I bought a brand-new 60AH battery for Sam’s for $150, […] Read more »

Going Solar

For my birthday, my in-laws gave me their popup trailer that I had been borrowing during Deer Season for the past 2-3 years.  I’d use it for about 3 months, then clean it up and take it back to them.  Apparently they just left it in the garage between each of my uses and never […] Read more »

Baofeng DA-77: Dual-band DMR radio

Hans PD0AC, Joop PA2JM, Carel PA3EHA and I had some pre-production pictures of this radio for quite a while, but some preliminary specs are now public. The good The most interesting fact is that the Baofeng DA-77 is a dual-band radio, something which didn’t exist so far. The second most interesting fact is the expected price […] Read more »