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I really want to thank you guys for your
I have been a ham since 1971 and have had
a lot of fun. But this Part 15 stuff has made
me think about electronics problems that I
have never thought of before.
I think I’ll get a bunch of 1N4001s, drag out
the old variable bench supply and do some
I also thought of trying to run the 49 MHz link
receiver at less than it’s design voltage – say –
8, instead of 9 volts. The receiver will then need
less energy. However, that will require more 1N4001s.
So I don’t know if the total energy required at 8 volts will
be reduced significantly.
I know nothing about solar cells. These cells are supposed
to supply 6 volts at 50 mA. But maybe they don’t in the
wintertime, when the sun is low on the horizon and the
visible rays have to go through more of the Earth’s
atmosphere. Maybe under those conditions, do the solar
cells provide less current?
My funds here are limited, because of my ongoing medical
(eye) situation. But I think when I can, I’ll have to make
an “artificial sun.” A couple of 100 watt light bulbs stuck
on top of a box I think would be helpful.
I’m going to go back and read your comments again. I
just wanted to reply while I had the chance.