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Field Day Battery Operation W1ECH 1 day, 5 hours ago
6.9. Batteries may be charged while in use. Except for Class D stations, the batteries must be charged from
a power source other than commercial power mains. To claim the power multiplier of five, the batteries must be
charged from something other than a motor driven generator or commercial mains.
Virtual Meetings NO4T 4 days, 2 hours ago
Zoom has been suggested but they have issues with the sudden influx of users and hacking.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-technology-202/2020/04/03/the-technology-202-zoom-chief-eric-yuan-was-not-prepared-for-flood-of-security-and-privacy-complaints/5e860e3a602ff10d49adb7c8/

It may be a good idea to do some testing beforehand to make sure everyone has the hardware they need and that it is installed properly. Not everyone uses a computer with a headset and web cam.
Kenwood tw-4000A where to begin KN6CWJ 4 days, 7 hours ago
That radio draws 6 or 7 amps on transmit so you may be over loading that power adapter. You will need a heftier power supply that can supply the full transmit draw for testing. I'd suggest at least 7 amps.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Suggestion 80 Meter Antenna N8KDC 1 week, 1 day ago
I'd suggest a half wave dipole supported at the center by the tower. It can be bent into an inverted Vee to use available supports. Feed it with coax to an antenna switch. A choke balun would be useful for getting rid of common mode noise. I'd use 17 turns of RG-400 Teflon coax on an FT-240-43 core.

http://www.karinya.net/g3txq/chokes/
You may be able to add wires for 40M with minimal interaction if they are offset by 15 degrees or more.

Zak Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
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