RF Podcast EP 52 Powerful Wire

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RF Podcast EP 52 Powerful Wire

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  • Intro
  • Welcome
  • Been Hammin'
  • No feedback this episode
  • All feedback episode is coming
  • Website is doing well
  • Send me a dollar
  • Working on Articles
  • Working on Videos
  • No more Amazon
  • Mesquite Rodeo Parade
  • Crappy new video camera
  • Skywarn season here
  • Behind on reading the news letter from listener clubs
  • and now a musical interlude

  • Mobile install series
  • Getting power to your radio
  • Wire gauge
  • Solid core cable verses Stranded
    • 16 gauge to 10 gauge
    • I'm running 6 to 7 feed
    • 12 to 13 amps
    • Using 12 gauge in this install
    • all conductors have resistance
    • larger gauge less resistance
    • Voltage drop
    • under sized conductor can cause signal noise
    • Motor boat
    • low power supply can damage radio
    • use cigarette lighter fro temp install only
    • 12 to 15 volts from the alternator
  • Run the cable
    • When possible hook up to the battery
    • Use the cable retainers in the engine compartment
    • Use wire ties, Velcro straps, even bread ties
    • innovate
    • Keep the wire off of the engine and other hotspots
  • Passenger compartment
    • Look for feed throughs in the firewall
    • Make sure you seal around grommets
    • If you have to drill try to use grommets
    • Look for other access points
    • Beef up bends around corners
    • Richard's Story Time
  • Most Power Cables are now standardized
  • Find ways to make the best connections possible
  • Remember connector create resistance
  • make sure you have fuses in line so you don't kill your radio
  • Make sure you have a plan
  • Watch for capillary effect on stranded wire and coax (Seal It)
  • inspect power leads often, the fluids used in car engines and other systems will cause wire insulation to degrade
  • More music
  • Wrap up
  • Trying to get more videos on youtube
  • See ya next time 馃榾

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About the Author

Richard KB5JBV has been an Amateur radio operator since 1988. He has held positions with the America Radio Relay League including but not limited to Assistant Section Manager, Official Observer, Official Relay Station, Official Emergency Station, ARES Emergency Coordinator for Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast was created to help get information on amateur radio out to the new ham and the ham that wants to find out more about different aspects of the hobby they are thinking about getting into. So sit back have a drink and enjoy.

Richard KB5JBV has been an Amateur radio operator since 1988. He held positions with the America Radio Relay League including but not limited to Assistant Section Manager, Official Observer, Official Relay Station, Official Emergency Station, ARES Emergency Coordinator for Kaufman County Texas, Volunteer Examiner and Technical Specialist in the North Texas section.

Richard has also served as RACES assistant radio officer for the city of Mesquite, Tx. and among numerous other duties Including club president for the HAM Association of Mesquite Texas.

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