To Remember

10/14/13

Langley, BC

 

 

110429 - From Gary

 

 

101111 - Mounts for telephone poles

Here is the mount I was thinking of for the top of the poles.
 
RM-2 POLE /BUILDING MOUNT              
The mount consists of two hot dipped galvanized brackets same construction as used on the rm-16 mount and will mount either Higain or Yeasu rotators and bolt to the side of a telephone pole, brick chimmy or building wall where those impossible beam antenna installations are now made possible. A standard 2 inch o.d. mast is used with the rotor and brackets and is also available from IIX equipment. The rm-2 mount consists of a rotor shelf bracket and a bearing sleeve bracket with the customer suppling the mounting hardware.

 

091020 - Need a spot for some of the other tidbits I'm picking up - a place to park them so I don't lose them

How do I interpret all these voltage readings?

So, you can measure your battery Voltage to determine how charged they are. And you can measure the Current the see the rate of charge or discharge (how fast the batteries are gaining or losing power). Use the chart below to interpret your battery voltage readings.

This chart will allow you to get a pretty good idea of how charged the batteries are. They must not be charging or discharging for these voltages to be correct. Also, it should be at least 1 or 2 hours since they were. A good time to check is early in the morning before charging starts or any appliances are turned on. This will tell you the SOC (state of charge) or simply put, how full they are.

Battery Voltage Chart
 
% of Full Charge Voltage
100 % charged 12.7 volts
90 % charged 12.6 volts
80 % charged 12.5 volts
70 % charged 12.3 volts
60 % charged 12.2 volts
50 % charged 12.1 volts
40 % charged 12.0 volts
30 % charged 11.9 volts
20 % charged 11.8 volts
10 % charged 11.7 volts
completely discharged 11.6 volts or less
Remember, this measurement is most accurate after the batteries have been at rest at least 1 hour, and neither charging nor discharging.

Hatches - http://www.maxammetal.com/maxamshop/index.php?cPath=19

Beverage Antennas - http://www.w8ji.com/beverages.htm