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It sounds like your solar system larger than mine. I was building
mine to just run my station and have done that fine. I am running
a hamclock, raspberry pi, a bitx 6 and a Yaesu 450D. It seems to do
the job. I also have an inverter.
My solar system is permanent and at my home station.
Here is the system that I have.
I connect the BITX and the Yaesu direct to the battery (fused of
course). The hamclock and the raspberry pi is connected via the
inverter to a power bar.
I have added another 2 panels so now have 4 panels. I have 200
watts. The battery I have is a Lead Acid deep cycle 12 Volt. My
panels are wired in Parallel.
The current conditions are full sun and the voltage on the meter on
my system is telling me 14.4 volts and no additional noise or
pulsing on the radios.
The Charge controller is the Ronogy Wanderer, which is good for the
200 watts of panels. https://www.renogy.com/wanderer-li-30a-pwm-charge-controller/
They have other charge controllers that you can check out.
You can reach the Renogy website here. https://www.renogy.com/
It seems that one of the differences in our setups is that mine is
parallel and yours is series.
I realize that my system is a lesser system than yours, however, I
hope this helps.
On 7/26/2021 8:52 AM, Max via groups.io
Thanks for the info. Can you
tell me more about your system, the number and size of your
panels and the model of your controller and type of battery?
I currently have four 100
watt panels connected in series feeding a Rich solar 40A
controller and a 100 amp lithium battery at home.
I also have two 100 watt
panels with a no name controller and 40 amp lithium battery
for portable use.
They both make about the same
amount and type of noise.
Thanks for any help,
On Monday, July 26, 2021, 07:35:11 AM CDT, Gary
My station is completely solar and I am not having any
known trouble with the charge controller. My charge
controller is about 5 feet from my station. I have an
all band vertical and a windom. Whether it is charging
or not, my S meter does not really change. Right now The
sun is out and I am charging and making ft8 contacts on
20 and the band is quite active. My solar system is
7/25/2021 11:21 PM, Max via groups.io wrote:
I've done that also, but right now I
don't have an AM radio to use. These solar charge
controllers sure make a lot of noise. Why the FCC
allows this is beyond me.
In the bad
old days we used to walk about our
neighborhoods with a
portable radio and listen for static and
stray RF. Radios
loopstick antenna had directional
capability that allow one to
specific noise source. Same thing can be
done today but
it is not
mentioned much anymore.
So where does one get
a loop probe? I already have a
TinySA and would love to be able
to pinpoint the exact source of my
On Sunday, July 25, 2021,
07:59:54 AM CDT, Bill Cromwell
Thanks for pointing at the
Apple USB supplies. Some Apple
gear has found
it's way into my home and I
have wondered about those. I
am going to
acquire a loop probe
or two for my tinySA and my
SDR receiver to help
ferret out sinful power
supplies here. Yes, I have
some too. They go to
sleep when the grid goes down.
I have turned off the whole
house at the
breaker box for no noticeable
reduction in hash noise. I'm
sure I will
find any with those probes
plugging and unplugging every
That breaker doesn't stop the
neighbors or those power lines
in front of
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