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Most radio amateurs who participate in the annual ARRL Field Day communications exercise rely on some form of alternate energy to keep their stations on the air. One of the popular choices for emergency power backup is solar power in the form of panels mounted near your Amateur Radio station.
In this video, Julian (OH8STN) shows us how to set up a tower-mounted solar panel system, including charge controllers and a "repurposed" battery for providing power during a "grid down" emergency.
Julian believes emergency communications should not only be designed for field use but also for your home station. One never knows when commercial power mains may be rendered inoperable.
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).