Re: KK6MC/r in September VHF contest
On Mon, 11 Sep 2017, James Duffey wrote:
OUCH!! I'll bet that brought tears to your eyes!
My "Murphy Moment" came when I let the solar panels slip and fall back
down on the roof rack as I was adjusting the prop for the lower angle of
the late afternoon sun. It cracked the underside glass on one of the
panels. But checking just now with a VOM, it appears all three panels
still show the same open circuit volts, and the same short circuit amps.
The panels must be overlaid by some plastic film -- at least on the
underside, because a finger nail test does not detect the cracks.
However, I think some overlaying by strips of Gorilla Tape (tm) is
called for (since, contrary to Murphy, the cracking is on the _underside_.)
Just for the helluvit, I'll do the other two panels, as well.
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