Ham Radio Off Grid | Winter Field Day 2021 AAR
Hello Operators
Todays discussion, operating a portable ham radio station off grid, during winter field day 2021. Like many other ham radio operators, I operated an off grid portable ham radio station for the Winter Field Day 2021 event. Winter Field Day is a a great way to gain valuable deployment experience, in less than optimal conditions. I set up a winter camp, operating on batteries and solar power, in below freezing temperatures. I hope you enjoy my WFD2021, After Action Report.
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Introduction 00:00
Don’t care about the “contest” 01:00
Station Strategy 02:00
NVIS Near Vertical Incidence Skywave 05:20
Antenna Strategy 06:45
Computer & software strategy 07:40
Portable Power Strategy 10:10
– PowerFilm Lightsaver Max 10:25
– DIY LiFePO4 20ah 11:14
– Portable Power lessons :12:45
Shelter & Heating Strategy 14:14
– Mr. Heater Little Buddy 15:30
– Nortent Titanium Wood Stove 16:17
– Choosing a Communications shelter 17:20
Final Thoughts 18:33
– Antenna Lessons 18:45
– Focus on your goals 19:09
– HF Tactical bands 19:37
– Windows Mini PC 20:19
– Winlink Express & Vara HF 21:11
– Winter Field Day results 22:05
– Winter Field Day Go Kit 22:54
WFD 2021 & Icom IC-705 24:09

Winlink Digital Mode Comparison report: https://winlink.org/sites/default/files/downloads/a_winlink_digital_mode_performance_comparison_based_on_the_ionos_hf_vhf_channel_simulator_-_may_18_2020.pdf
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