[aprssig] Re: TH-D7AG Battery life
jeepin95 at comcast.net
Fri Mar 4 12:05:33 CST 2005
I thought this test was a good idea, and so I just tried it with one of
the D7As we have for my SAR group. They haven't sprung for the larger
batteries so we are stuck with the 9 month old original Kenwood battery.
They never seem to last very long on missions, so I decided to give it a
try. I set it up basically the same. I did a full charge cycle on the
C777+-II, then setup callsign, status text, high power, 2 minute
intervals. I got just over 9 hours out of the original Kenwood battery.
Every 30 minutes the radio would hear my Xastir beacon, other than that
it never had to decode packets. The one thing I did NOT do was connect a
GPS, that will be in my next test, I'm curious what the difference is.
I'm also going to try on L power because we used that with fairly good
results by having a mobile digi.
Just thought I would share the results for those wondering about the
stock battery....even though I'm probably the only one in the world
still using it :)
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