As you know were doing the GB0MAG mobile station on sunday. The radio we are using is my Alinco DJ-F1E 2m handheld with a pack mounted J-pole,
I have a small dilema - batteries!
I have a 12v 7Ahr SLAB, a 12v 800mah NiMH pack for the radio, and a 8.4v 4,000mah pack for the radio,
The dilema is which to take! We hope to get plenty of contacts but cannot guarentee it, and we’ll be operating from around 08:00 to about 18:00, ragchewing to be kept to a minimum
so, do I take the two NiMH packs and hope they last and the rate of calls isnt too fast, to save weight, or do I also take the SLAB, which is an extra 2.5kg but should last us out, and only one of the NiMHs on the radio (as backup)
Ive tried to do the numbers but my brains not good on maths