Solar Powered Digipeater Project

CURRENT STATUS:  ON AIR

 

This project is for a APRS dead spot in Northeast Alabama. It's going on top of a 170ft tower. I am building this out of spare parts laying around the shack and some help from a friend. My parts list is as follows:

  • TinyTrak4 TNC
  • Control/Power Cable for TNC
  • Wouxun HT @ 5w
  • External Power Supply for the HT
  • Omni Directional 6.5dB 2m (Tunned) Antenna
  • Renogy 50 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel
  •  Renogy 30A PWM Solar Controller
  • 12v 28Ah Battery

    

    

   

 

The tower is an old AT&T relay tower located in Douglas, Alabama.

    

 

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Standby power draw is .12amp
TX power draw is 1.50amp @ 5w
About 20w ERP
 
  
 

 

 

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