Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Solar Panel Charger and 12v Batteries for SHTF Backpacking HF Ham Radio ...


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/VdaX0cSAbVE.  John (KU4JZ), aka "Survivalist2008", wraps up his excellent tutorial on portable backpacking operations with this brief demonstration of the battery, solar panel, and charging system he uses with his ICOM-703 QRP rig in the field.  Most of the components were secured through eBay.  His battery system consists of three AGM Sealed Led Acid Batteries, a 4-stage battery charger, and a 8" X 8" (20.32 cm X 20.32 cm) solar panel. This combination gives John plenty of transmit time using his newly made 80-6 meter OCF Dipole Antenna described in the two previous posts.  While this arrangement may not meet your operating demands, it will give some valuable and inexpensive ideas about powering your amateur radio station for portable or emergency operations.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).