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May 11 2010

RFC Show Notes Episode 030

00:00 Opening Theme “Give It All Away”, by midliFeCrisis, from the album “Live from the Loft”
00:53 Introduction We survived Christmas and New Year's.
01:36 Feedback No email since last time.
01:54 Donations No donations since last time.
    The conversion to digital TV is coming. Are you ready?

Visit the web site and click the Donate link, or click the Amazon link to make your purchases there, or visit the Cafe Press site for your Resonant Frequency merchandise.

We made some changes to the website. Check it out.

Apologies for the episode being late.

Jay, W5GM, would like your vote for North Texas Section Manager.

06:48 Song “Payback Blues” by Dennis Mitchell Band, from the album “Highway Kind of Life”
09:01 Buzzword Participation.

For many of us, participation is simply talking on the radio during our commute to and from work. Why not take part in a club event? It's a great way to promote the hobby, and it's fun!

13:29 Song “Harpo-Ventillation” by Mark Hummel, from the album “Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowouts”
15:12 Topic SLI, Marine and Deep-cycle Batteries.

Start, Light and Ignition (SLI) batteries are designed to deliver a lot of energy in a short time, not to deliver steady power over a long time.

Marine batteries are a compromise between SLI and deep-cycle batteries, and share characteristics of both.

A deep-cycle battery is designed to be repeatedly discharged 80% of capacity and can deliver a steady current for a long period of time.

24:55   Testing deep-cycle batteries

  1. Inspect
  2. Recharge
  3. Remove surface charge
  4. Measure the state-of-charge
  5. Load test
  6. Recharge
33:34   Use deep-cycle batteries for the radio shack, in a well-ventillated area.
34:55 Song “Way Down the River” by Sugarcane Collins, from the album “Way Down the River”
38:17 Conclusion Email Richard at kb5jbv@gmail.com

Twitter: twitter.com/kb5jbv

KB5JBV on D-Star via port C on the NE5R repeater.

Closing theme music is “We Gotta Go” by David Henderson at Podsafe Audio.

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