Portable Ham Radio on Solar Power Giveaway

Hello Operators.
As part of the ongoing portable ham radio on solar power theme on the channel and blog, there will be an off-grid portable power giveaway on my YouTube channel at the end of April 2024. The giveaway is a simple way to say thank you to the viewers and readers currently supporting my work through YouTube memberships, Patreon, YouTube Super Thanks in the video and PayPal over the years.

Portable ham Radio on Solar Power

The latest video will cover:

  • An overview of a lightweight solar power system for portable ham radio
  • Wiring up the systems connections
  • Power distribution and fusing
  • Man-Portable solar panels by PowerFilm Solar
  • Power Queen LiFePO4 chemistry for portable battery storage
  • Why we use Genasun charge controllers for Radio communications

Video partners

Supporting the video and ongoing work on the topic is PowerFilm Solar, Genasun, and Power Queen. Combined, there will be 4 sets of gear given away including. Solar Panel, LiFePO4 battery and MPPT charge controller. Additionally, discount codes and links will be provided to the entire community.

  • PowerFilm is providing man-portable amorphous silicon solar panels.
  • Genasun is providing RF Quiet MPPT charge controllers for 4S 12.8 volt LiFepo4 batteries
  • Power Queen is providing lightweight 12.8v Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries

Other partners eg Genasun.eu, CaliforniaPC.com and GigaParts are providing discount codes supporting the off-grid ham radio community, and this ongoing effort to spread the concept of energy self-reliance to the ham radio community.


No purchase necessary and anyone can participate if any one of the following is true:

  • You are currently an OH8STN Off-Grid Ham Radio YouTube subscriber, or
  • You are currently an OH8STN Off-Grid Ham Radio YouTube channel member (+2), or
  • You are current OH8STN Patreon Member (+2), or
  • You have sent a Super Thanks (+2) on the Preview or upcoming Portable Ham Radio on solar power video, or
  • You have sent a Tip to the TipJar with PayPal (+2) during the last days of April 2024 (leave a note: “Portable ham radio on solar power”)

The “+2” counts as two votes in the giveaway, giving you a greater chance of getting one of the kits.

Whether subscribed to my YouTube channel or not, everyone can already use the discount codes for the portable power gear.

Discount codes

Power Queen discount codes

Use discount code JULIANOH8STN

PowerFilm Blog

As many of you know, from time to time PowerFilm and I put out solar power content, relevant to the portable ham radio operator. Here is the last post we worked on together on this topic. The post of called How To Power your Ham Radio with Portable and Lightweight Solar Panels. That blog post would be a great place to start.

YouTube playlist

Over the years, other video on portable solar power have been published on the channel. Here is that playlist:

It is always a pleasure to give back to the community. These partners have gone above and beyond, making sure I can get content like this, out to the off-grid ham radio community. I am grateful to you, and to my partners. Please show some love.

Julian oh8stn
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@oh8stn
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Blog: https://www.oh8stn.org

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