Renewable Energy Log

April 2007
27th - 12v Items

March 2007
24th - New Monitor Box

January 2007
30th - 90Ah SLA Battery
26th - New Charge Controller
10th - 18w Panel Smash

December 2006
23rd - RE Radio Shack
4th - RE Laptop
2nd - 10mm LED Torch

November 2006
21st - Panel Stand

October 2006
16th - More Portable Ideas
10th - More Portable Ideas
8th - Portable Ideas
2nd - 60w Array

September 2006
20th - 18W eBay Panel
20th - Solar Monitor Box
17th - CCFL Lights
17th - 17Ah Battery Datasheet
5th - SLA Batteries

August 2006
6th - 6W Folding Panel

Copyright © 2006-2007
Andrew Whyman

Renewable Energy Radio Shack:

Here is an overview of my Amateur Radio Shack. Everything you see in that picture is run from solar to some extent, yes, even the laptop.

Close-up of the 7Ah SLA battery that runs the radio's and a multimeter to monitor the voltage of the battery. This battery is charged by the homebuilt 6w panel I made earlier this year.

Close-up of the power supply, TONO morse decoder, TRIO TR-2200GX crystal rig, Microset power amplifier for 144MHz, SWR/Power meter, 2 PMR446 radios and the KENWOOD TH-75E handheld dual band radio (2M/70CM).

Close-up of my main rig, the Yaesu FT-230R 2M rig and frequency counter. Also has all three multimeters, left to right: 7Ah SLA voltage, 17.2Ah SLA voltage, main array current in (A). The third meter is showing zero because the battery is charged.

I only just got back on the air recently and im finally making some good use of the solar power Im making. A lot of it goes to waste most of the time unfortunately.