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Every Monday night, the Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa meets on 2 meters FM for training and exercise in the public service communication arts. We focus on preparation and readiness for public service – be it scheduled events like bike races or drills, or emergencies such as storm damage or terrorist attacks. Someone has to be ready. This net is dedicated to addressing that challenge. The Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa also activates during threats or emergencies affecting Maricopa County

4-26-2010 - Alternate Home Power - KE7LPG

21-08-2010

The topic was "ALTERNATE HOME POWER"

What to do at home when the grid fails? 29 stations checked in, of which 15 had experience with alternative home power.

•Discussions regarding generators and the safe use. Suggestions were to make sure it is outside and far enough away to avoid the fumes. Also, to not refuel while it is running and or still hot. Use of gasoline stabilizers are recommended if they are not used on a regular basis. WA7SRP gave very good input on generators connected to the house panel. Make sure the main breaker is open so you do not send power out to the grid that can harm the utility workers repairing what they assume is a dead wire.

•Solar Panels were also discussed. Recommendations were to keep the panels clean, away from shade and pointed directly into the sun to keep peak efficiency.

•UPS (uninterrupted power Source) discussed. Batteries in these units last no more than three years so check them annually for heat and bulging batteries.

•Some campers and those who camp a lot have a lot of propane to power stoves, grills and refrigerators.

•Several types of batteries mentioned with the safe use of and care.

Thanks to AE7JG, Joe and W7AJU, Marc, Alternate Net controls for supporting KE7LPG, Terry Net control.Thanks to AE7JG, Joe and W7AJU, Marc, Alternate Net controls for supporting KE7LPG, Terry Net control.

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