[amsat-bb] Field day power from BEV?

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at verizon.net
Thu Jun 16 04:31:36 UTC 2016

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Jim  KQ6EA

On 06/16/2016 03:47 AM, Greg D wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Every year there's always someone with an off-the-wall question about
> the Field Day rules.  Not hearing one yet, it might as well be my turn...
> There are different station classifications based on your power source.
> What class is a station that gets its power from a Battery Electric
> Vehicle (one with battery only, no gas engine), for example, if I run my
> rig from the car's 12v Accessory outlet?
> Class-C covers a currently-traditional (ICE) car, one with a combustion
> engine driven generator (alternator) backing up the car's battery.
> My car has no such generator, just a really big battery (57kw).  If I
> park the car and run a 12v cable to the operating position at a nearby
> picnic bench, and keep to 5 watts or less, am I Class A Battery?  What
> if higher than 5 watts?
> Puzzled,
> Greg  KO6TH
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