A movement to standardize all Hams to the same power connectors was started in Southern

California in the late 90s. It was adopted by RACES, ARES and SATERN and possibly some

other groups have followed by now. The goal was to have al Public Serice vehicles, RVs, and

EOCs standardized by 2005. Things have stalled on both fronts: Most public service equipment

is maintained on contract and these standardized connectors have not been written into the contracts.

Ham compliance has been good in certain areas but it's a closely guarded secret in others. Some Hams

don't like the powerpoles for various reason but they should have adapters in the "jump pack" to insure

compatibility. The following article from March 2006 QST magazine pg 31, is shown here with permission.

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