WA6YPP -- Amateur Radio Station --- one of the voices of the Southern Sierra Mountain
The residence is solar powered 24/7
10 solar panels are up on the roof and each of them puts out 70 watts of power per hour hour at full sun.
The batteries are golfcart type 6 volt each at 220 amp/hr wired in parallel for 12 volt service.
For AC power I use a 2.5Kw stepped sinewave inverter. The backup for all this when, the sun is covered with clouds, is a 10 Kw propane generator. The output of this generator is
120/240 volt AC and comes on line automatically when it is needed.
The station’s radio complement:
Elecraft K-2 QRP rig with a 30 watt or a 160 watt homebrew afterburner.
The station’s antennas:
Separate dipoles for 40, 80, 160 meter band
Cushcraft R7 vertical from 40 to 6 meter band.
Membership: ARRL, NMARK (Nemzetközi Magyar Amatőr Rádió Klub/
International Hungarian Amateur Radio Club)
Editor of Hirmondó - an NMARK publication .