I appreciate that activating up in Scotland has had a certain effect on me, but I am beginning to wonder whether I have gone a little too far in the frugality department. Last Saturday in the Trans-Atlantic S2S event, I used a 4AH LiPo to run my IC-703. Checking it after the event, I found that it read just 10.8 volts. The balance between the cells was only slightly out, so I put it straight on the charger to bring it up to storage voltage.
Now the history of this particular battery is that it was purchased in April 2009 as one of a set of 4 from Hong Kong - Andy MM0FMF knows the type. I killed one in 2014 and I have noticed a significant decline in the other three in recent months.This evening I checked the internal resistance and the battery that I used on Saturday has resistance values of 41M, 61M and unbelievably 177M. The other two batteries are not far behind.
What I want to know is, should I keep them or consign them to the bin? Advice from GM activators is particularly welcome! Also, is there an award for this level of frugality?