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How are most repeaters powered?

Jun 5th 2016, 18:02


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I'm thinking in a SHTF scenario many of us are going to be using small handhelds trying to hit local repeaters. If all the repeaters are plugged into the power grid aren't we all SOL?
Jun 6th 2016, 15:16


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Some repeaters have solar or generator backup. While repeaters are often used for emergency communications, different communities have different needs. In the Midwest, tornadoes are a big concern. On the West Coast, many groups are worried about large fires.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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