How many watts do we use from the mains?
Radio Amateurs often have no idea how many watts we pull out the mains.
That is much more than we think!
I actually watched for fun how many watts my Game Computer (PC with hefty graphic card) consumed. With a high resolution video game was that around 800 watts and higher!
Then I got the idea to see how much the Diamond GSV3000 13.8 volt 25 amp. (EU version) consumed on the 230 volt mains.
See below the test result:
Update April 2021:
100th SSB-Radio amateur broadcast
Update Februari 20 2021:
The website has now switched to https. Again this caused problems, including the propagation page that needs to be fixed. Some hyperlinks don’t work because these sites don’t work with https yet. If you discover a broken link, report to PA2OLD!
Update Februari 17 2021:
It turned out that more pages were out of order, hyperlinks broken, videos and images disappeared, etc. A few more pages that I have to check and fix and then I hope that the entire site works again.
Update Februari 12 2021:
After a long time the website repaired and updated.
Update Januari 6 2019:
Ham Radio equipment News update
Update May 19 2018:
New TeamSpeak Server,
see under Media for IP address.
Update September 4 2017:
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