Ham Radio Off Grid | Winter Field Day
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.

Julian #oh8stn ham radio
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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/winlink-with-xiegu-x5105-and-xggcomms-digimode-4-interface/
Peovi Mount Carry Cage IC-705: http://oh8stn.org/blog/2020/12/26/icom-ic-705-body-armor/
PowerFilm Lightsaver Max: https://youtu.be/3G0GxVuReLg
PowerFilm Rollable Panels: https://www.powerfilmsolar.com/products/rollable-solar-panels/28-watt-rollable-solar-panel
Genasun GVBoost:
– EU https://genasun.eu/collections/genasun-boost-mppts/products/genasun-gv-boost-8-lithium-14-2-volt-mppt
– 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

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