Club Meeting Date: March 8th, 2022
Meeting Time: 7PM EST
Meeting Mode: Zoom (see links at the bottom of this post)
The Anderson Powerpole has taken the amateur radio community by storm with its adaptability and usefulness at field day events and extending your friendliness with your own amateur mobility. Yet most amateurs know only sketchy information on the Powerpole and worse, may be using them incorrectly ending up with unsatisfactory results.
At the March meeting of the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club (WD8IEL), Wesley Cardone (N8QM) will give a 30-minute Zoom presentation on this magnificent connector looking at many of its assets that contribute to its usefulness within the amateur radio community.
Here is an enumeration of the presentation topics:
- What makes the Powerpole of particular interest for the amateur community.
- What knowledge will make you invincible with the Powerpole.
- What are the bare-bones tools you MUST HAVE to make you invincible.
- A crimping tool, and cheap, too.
- Correctly sized dies for the size of contacts used
- What role does solder play with Powerpoles, if any.
- Tin-coated vs silver plated contacts
- Different size Powerpole contacts to accommodate different current loading.
- Options that make Powerpole use improved
- What about dielectric paste?
If there is a chance that you might want to take an amateur radio rig of yours to a field day event, then you want to be using Anderson Powerpole connectors.
Please plan to attend the March Chelsea Amateur Radio Club presentation whether you are a seasoned amateur, newly licensed, but especially if you are an amateur radio wanna-bee.