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[aprssig] Prius Power for Field Day

Geoffrey Dick wa4ikq at nevets.oau.org
Mon Oct 15 09:55:28 UTC 2007


> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Prius Power for Field Day
>
> From: "Robert Bruninga"
> > A whole lot quieter than those 120 dB generators that drone on
> > all weekend!
>
> Richard Amirault said:
> The Honda EU2000i or EU3000i are a *lot* quieter than that .. 
> and don't cost nearly as much as a Prius ;-)

Richard, to be fair about this, you must count your chariot to
transport the generator and extra gas cans into the cost, unless
your plan was to haul by foot from home ; -)

The real question is of convience, not having to refill the 
generator in the middle of the night.   Given the size of the
Prius gas tank, efficiency, and expected load you plan to run, Bob, 
how many hours can one operate, and still have enough left to drive 
to the gas station for a refill?  The answer would be in terms of 
KWH/Days.   

Geoffrey Dick
WA4IKQ

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