Phil -

N9FN and I have operated portable in various state QSO parties using his
Honda EU2000 with no RF noise we could detect. We often used his KPA500 and
that generator handled it quite well.

The Honda 1KW unit is lighter and would certainly handle the gear you are
talking about.  I have heard reports that "some" folks experienced RFI with
that unit, and even some with the EU2000 but I believe any such problems
can probably be mitigated by physical separation and chokes. We are usually
about 20 feet from the generator and cannot hear it running from that
distance.

Best of luck.

Dave - K9FN

On Sep 20, 2016 12:50 PM, "Phil Hystad" <phys...@mac.com> wrote:

> I use my KX3 primarily for operating portable at various locations,
> usually outside but not always.  Sometimes, I do have grid supplied power,
> most other times I do not.  Usually I operate using two LiFePo batteries
> which usually gives me all the QRP power I need for a few hours.
>
> But, I am considering QRO which to me means 100 watts and therefore I am
> thinking of buying a KXPA100.  But, where to plug in when there is no
> outlet.
>
> I could get more beefy LiFePo batteries but I am also considering a small
> portable generator.  I could use power from my pickup truck and I have done
> that before but I am not always within power cord length from the truck.
> So, I am thinking of a generator.
>
> Ideally I would like one that is RFI quiet and I have no idea if they
> exist as I have never operated off of a generator.  Something small (1 KW)
> and highly portable.
>
> Therefore:  can someone who has used such generators give a recommendation
> and also comment on whether RFI is a problem or not with these portable
> generators.  For example, Honda makes a 1600 watt model that looks
> reasonable (EU2000i).
>
> Thanks.
>
> 73, phil, K7PEH
>
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