Ham Radio Off-Grid | Winter Field Day

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This is post 2524 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

For an interesting Amateur Radio experience, why not try a "Winter Field Day?"

This "Field Day" won't be like the more pleasant event held each summer.  You must prepare well to insure your survival.

In this extraordinarily well-done video, Julian (OH8STN) shows us how to operate in the "field" with comfort and safety.

Here are some of Julian's comments"

Hello Operators Today we are discussing ham radio off grid for emergency communications, and changes to the station leading up to winter field day 2021. This year lots of time, research and testing has gone into building a low power station, adequate for winter field day at 65 North. In this video we discuss station strategy, station heating, operating QRP, portable power, an alternative to the raspberry pi, radio selection, and many other aspects of a portable ham radio winter deployment. 73 Julian #oh8stn ham radio Share video url: https://youtu.be/gShv32f85Zc Mentioned in the video Icom IC-705: https://youtu.be/FEtYClfVz9I Xiegu X5105: https://youtu.be/UX_ku9mP7DA XGGComms Digimode-4 interface: http://oh8stn.org/blog/2020/12/06/win... Peovi Mount Carry Cage IC-705: http://oh8stn.org/blog/2020/12/26/ico... PowerFilm Lightsaver Max: https://youtu.be/3G0GxVuReLg PowerFilm Rollable Panels: https://www.powerfilmsolar.com/produc... Genasun GVBoost: - EU https://genasun.eu/collections/genasu... - US https://sunforgellc.com/gvb-8/ Mr. Buddy Little Buddy: - EU http://ebay.us/5xEPkd - US http://ebay.us/qizkQ2 Chuwi Larkbox Pro Nano PC: http://ebay.us/JdrsJY Winter Field Day 2020: https://youtu.be/jCfdIonDL8I UUGear Witty Pi3: http://ebay.us/sskG2o UUGear Zero2Go: http://ebay.us/GLF3VT Introduction 00:00 Choosing a Winter field Day radio 02:25 Low Power Communications 03:37 Heating the shelter 04:18 Protecting the radio 07:40 Software and computers 09:30 Xiegu x5105 Backup Radio & PC 12:10 Updating my raspberry pi 13:14 New Station PC & Software packages 14:12 Portable power & charging 17:34 Final thoughts 20:16 ___________________________________________________________________________ Want something interesting to dive in to while waiting for the next video? Visit my blog and website: https://oh8stn.org If you found this post useful, entertaining, inspiring, or educational, consider becoming a channel member, joining my patreon community, dropping a buck in the tip jar, or getting yourself some Anderson Powerpole gear on eBay. It also helps if you simply share this video with someone who will appreciate it. Become a YouTube channel member or join the patreon community, to get bonus videos and content before everyone else. Join the OH8STN Patreon community: http://www.patreon.com/oh8stn Become a YouTube channel member: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3xx... Add a few bucks to the kitty with PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/oh8stn/5usd/ Get your Anderson Powerpole gear from ebay: https://goo.gl/5dvGEa
Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).



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