Recent Technical Projects and Standards
Many would be familiar with the traditional folded dipole made from tubing or wire, and possibly the lightweight version made from 300 ohm ribbon cable. The above versions need some sort of matching to enable use at 50 ohms. Awkward you say! I would agree!
WICEN (NSW) has adopted the Anderson PowerPole as its standard 12V DC Power Connector for all operations and installations. The connector ratings adopted by WICEN are rated at 30A and 75A. They are small, easy to terminate (either by crimping or soldering), and inexpensive.
Over the last few years some WICEN members have developed an APRS interface to pass messages about boats in the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic. This page has the installation and setup instructions.
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