Re: Field Day question

Charles & Sandra Cohen


I had an IC-706mkIIg (the predecessor to the IC-7000) on my boat.

It was quite happy running off batteries.  But they were _big_ batteries -- four Group 24 (car-starting-battery size), 6-volt, deep-cycle batteries, in series/parallel.

I used 6-gauge wire between the batteries and the rig, to minimize voltage drop during transmit.  The IC-7000 draws 20 amps at full power, and the voltage drop, with smaller wire, can be substantial.

.        Charles  VA7CPC

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