HF Propagation predictions

February 11, 2024 Julian OH8STN 2

An amateur radio operator explores how detailed weather data could predict HF band openings, leveraging temperature, pressure, and historical contact information while considering the impact of cold on equipment conductivity.

Keeping the Ham Shack & my Lithium batteries warm in winter

January 25, 2024 Julian OH8STN 0

To protect lithium batteries from cold while charging, a video/blog showcases using a Chinese diesel heater in an off-grid ham shack. It’s vital to keep batteries above freezing, a lesson learned from electric cars in winter. The video details the installation and operation of a 3kw Vevor diesel heater, which also powers up using the ham shack’s LiFePO4 batteries, maintaining ideal temperatures for both batteries and equipment.