"Why you don't need that big Generator"greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
The following page explains how to build you own Y2k power system that makes some power available all the time. Check out the following link:
(sorry hotlink challenged person here :)
-- (readIt@andPrepare.com), May 12, 1999
Just as we have done at our house. A Generator for the designated heavy times and the gell-cells for the rest of the time. Saves gas. Makes sense!
-- Same as b4 (NWphotog@Foxcomm.net), May 12, 1999.
Nothing new here. This is standard operating procedure in RV's and most home "off the grid" systems.
However, it *is* a good introduction to people just learning about all this.
-- Jollyprez (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 1999.
Just an Idea;
Add some solar cells, 45W $200 at Fry's Electronics and reduce the need for the generator.....
Or when the Gas runs out you can still listen to the radio and have lights at night.....
-- helium (email@example.com), May 12, 1999.
does Fry's Electronics have a web site?
-- sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 1999.
Listen to the radio? If there is no power at the radio station your radio won't do you much good. If there is power at the radio station, then the situation probably is not too bad.
-- Kevin G. (email@example.com), May 13, 1999.
I don't agree. Wildweasel is the man to talk to about radio.
Until he makes an appearance here, let me just say that my understanding is:
1) Shortwave broadcasting is a low power proposition.
2) The first AM radio stations (such as KDKA in Pittsburgh) were heard nationally, because there was no interference from other radio stations!
Even in a very bad scenario, there probably will be someone with a generator capable of transmitting.
GET YOUR CRYSTAL RADIO SET BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
-- GA Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 13, 1999.